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You have to change or get left behind, Blair tells WTTC delegates

Significance of Travel and Tourism You have to change or get left behind, Blair tells WTTC delegates

By Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

SEOUL (eTN) – The former prime minister of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Tony Blair, delivered this year’s keynote address for the second regional summit by the World Travel & ...

Suncheon Expo to celebrate 'North Korean Refugees' Day'

Suncheon Bay Garden expo Suncheon Expo to celebrate 'North Korean Refugees' Day'

SUNCHEON, South Korea - "A variety of festive activities will take place at the Suncheon Bay Garden expo on Sunday to celebrate 'North Korean Refugees' Day'," its organizing committee said.

Decline in Japanese tourists raises concerns in Korean tourism industry

Fewer Japanese Tourists Coming To Korea Decline in Japanese tourists raises concerns in Korean tourism industry

SEOUL, Korea - South Korea used to be a dream destination for many Japanese tourists - with the two capitals less than one hour away by flight.

Weak yen drives South Korea's tourism deficit to record heights

Japan-South Korea Tourism Weak yen drives South Korea's tourism deficit to record heights

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's tourism deficit touched a seven-quarter high in the first quarter due to the Japanese yen's fall versus the local currency, data showed Tuesday, with local ...

Japanese tourism to South Korea plunges

Fewer Japanese going to South Korea Japanese tourism to South Korea plunges

SEOUL, Korea - Fewer Japanese are going to South Korea amid heightened international tensions over talk of war by North Korea.

Despite rhetoric and war threats, South Korea's tourism up 11.9 percent

DMZ packed with domestic, Chinese tourists Despite rhetoric and war threats, South Korea's tourism up 11.9 percent

SEOUL, Republic of Korea - "So, how can we promote Seoul as a safe destination in the foreign media in the midst of the current North Korea situation?"

South Korea swears in first female president

Park Geun-hye becomes South Korea's first woman president South Korea swears in first female president

SEOUL, South Korea - Park Geun-hye made history Monday by becoming South Korea's first female president, pledging to secure South Korea against the threat of an increasingly hostile North Korea at ...

South Korean hotels and tourism-related businesses could face a slump in 2013

South Korean tourism South Korean hotels and tourism-related businesses could face a slump in 2013

SEOUL, Korea - Three out of 10 South Korean hotels and other tourism-related businesses said they could face a slump this year due to the global economic slowdown and the local currency's ascent ...

Seoul offers cash rewards for reporting taxi drivers who rip off tourists

Seoul city government gets tough on dodgy cabbies Seoul offers cash rewards for reporting taxi drivers who rip off tourists

SEOUL, Korea - The Seoul city government is offering a cash reward of 500,000 won ($457) to anyone informing the authorities about taxi drivers who rip off foreign tourists.

China and South Korea to showcase culture in Seychelles carnival

Carnaval International de Victoria set for February 8-10 China and South Korea to showcase culture in Seychelles carnival

The annual carnival of carnivals in Seychelles, the “Carnaval International de Victoria” will see China and South Korean cultures through these country's distinct interpretation of Taichi ...

World leaders, celebrities supporting 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games

2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games World leaders, celebrities supporting 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games

WASHINGTON, D.C. - What will be the world's most inspiring sporting event of 2013, to be held in just two weeks?

Temple stay tourism booming in South Korea

Templestay program Temple stay tourism booming in South Korea

As a paying guest at Mihwangsa, there's no need to book a morning wake-up call.

It's provided well before sunrise, at 4 am to be precise... and it isn't optional.

North Korea blames Seoul for the death of Mt. Kumgang tourist

Tourist shooting in Mt. Kumgang resort North Korea blames Seoul for the death of Mt. Kumgang tourist

North Korea on Saturday claimed the July 2008 shooting death of South Korean tourist by the North's troops in the Mt. Kumgang resort was the "product of a deliberate scheme" from Seoul.

Asia's largest coffee festival kicks off with high expectations

The 11th Seoul International Cafe Show 2012' Asia's largest coffee festival kicks off with high expectations

SEOUL, South Korea - Asia's largest Coffee Trade Show, 'The 11th Seoul International Cafe Show 2012' (hereafter referred to as Seoul Cafe Show 2012) will be held on November 22-25, on the third ...

Number of tourists visiting South Korea expected to top 10 million

Tourism To South Korea Number of tourists visiting South Korea expected to top 10 million

SEOUL, Korea - The number of foreign tourists visiting South Korea this year is expected to top the landmark 10 million later this week for the first time on the back of rising Chinese and ...

South Korea hoping to ride on Gangnam Style wave to lure more tourists

Rapper Psy to boost South Korean tourism South Korea hoping to ride on Gangnam Style wave to lure more tourists

SEOUL, Korea - South Korea is hoping to ride on the Gangnam Style wave to attract more visitors to the country next year.

DFW International Airport and Incheon International Airport sign partnership agreement

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Incheon International Airport DFW International Airport and Incheon International Airport sign partnership agreement

DFW AIRPORT, Texas - Leaders from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport and Incheon (ICN) International Airport from Seoul, South Korea, both rated among the world's top airports for ...

National Kazakhstan Day at EXPO 2012

International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2012 National Kazakhstan Day at EXPO 2012

YEOSU, South Korea - On 28 July 2012 a solemn celebration of National Kazakhstan Day will be held at the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2012 at Yeosu, Korea.

Jeju becomes major destination for Chinese tourism and investment

Jeju Island Jeju becomes major destination for Chinese tourism and investment

JEJU CITY, South Korea - The Consulate General of China in Jeju officially started business on July 14.

Taiwan to expand campaigns targeting tourists from South Korean

Direct flights between Taipei and Seoul launched Taiwan to expand campaigns targeting tourists from South Korean

The nation will expand advertising campaigns targeting tourists from South Korea following the launch of direct flights between Taipei International Airport (Songshan) and Gimpo Airport in Seoul ...

Chinese tourists flock to South Korea for "celebrity looks"

Medical Tourism To South Kores Chinese tourists flock to South Korea for "celebrity looks"

It was in the mid-2000s when South Korean plastic surgeon Joo Kwon noticed a trickle of Chinese women walking into his clinic, even though he hadn't advertised overseas.

The Asia Pacific tourism decade

Asia Pacific Tourism The Asia Pacific tourism decade

By David Beirman, eTN Asia Pacific Correspondent and Security Expert

Teaching tourism the University of Technology-Sydney, it may come as a surprise to many eTN readers that the majority of my post-graduate students are not Australian but Chinese and my experience ...

Deep-pocketed Chinese tourists boost Korean retail sector

Chinese Shopping In Korea Deep-pocketed Chinese tourists boost Korean retail sector

Deep-pocketed Chinese tourists coming to Korea lately are different from those in the past, in that many of the former have good knowledge of the latest shopping trends.

South Korea's retailers post worst results in 7 months

South Korea's retail sales plummet South Korea's retailers post worst results in 7 months

Sales at stores run by South Korea's top retailers posted the worst performance in seven months in September in the face of global economic turmoil and high local inflation, finance ministry data ...

Inter-Korean tourism talks rejected by Pyeongyang

Inter-Korean tourism program at Mt. Geumgang Inter-Korean tourism talks rejected by Pyeongyang

North Korea has, in effect, rejected working level talks with South Korea on the inter-Korean tourism program at Mt. Geumgang.

PyeongChang seeking to attracting tourists and international events

PyeongChang plans on becoming tourism hub PyeongChang seeking to attracting tourists and international events

Still relatively unknown both in Korea and abroad, PyeongChang, the host of the 2018 Winter Olympics, is hoping to be much more than just a ski resort.

South Korea: Shot-at Asiana Airlines Flight 324 was on course

South Korean marines try to shoot down plane South Korea: Shot-at Asiana Airlines Flight 324 was on course

An Asiana Airlines plane that two marines tried to shoot down with rifle fire Friday, thinking it was a North Korean aircraft, was on its regular flight path from Qingdao, China, according to the ...

Croatia emerging as new destination for Asian tourists

Asian Tourism To Croatia Grows Croatia emerging as new destination for Asian tourists

The Republic of Croatia is emerging as a new European destination for Korean and other Asian visitors, offering what France and other so-called ``tourism powerhouses’’ cannot.

Abu Dhabi goes after South Korean tourists

Abu Dhabi Wants More Korean Visitors Abu Dhabi goes after South Korean tourists

A delegation of Abu Dhabi travel industry players heads for Seoul this week as the emirate begins to actively target the South Korean outbound industry.

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