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North Korea travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on North Korea. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in North Korea. Pyongyang Travel information. North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, with Pyongyang as its capital and the largest city in the country.

Tourism stopped in North Korea

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 13, 2020

Coronavirus made one of the most closed-off countries in the world, North Korea completely closed. North Korea has stopped airline flights ... Read More

North Korea closes border : Coronavirus

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- January 25, 2020

Why did North Korea Close its Borders? -  North Korea has closed its borders for the prevention of the spread of ... Read More

Will tourism make a Trump and Kim Jong-un meeting possible?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

Tourism may be the key to renewed talks between North and South Korea. North Korea recently opened a new mountain ... Read More

Seoul: North Korea won’t discuss demolition of ‘shabby’ South Korean hotels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 30, 2019

South Korea on Monday proposed a working-level meeting with North Korea, just days after the North formally demanded that the ... Read More

North Korean Tourism: Does it violate UN Sanctions ?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 27, 2019

Mount Kumgang or the Kumgang Mountains are a mountain/mountain range, with a 1,638-metre-high Birobong peak, in Kangwon-do, North Korea. It ... Read More

Kim Jong-un commands South Korean tourist resort to be destroyed

editor editor- October 24, 2019

Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, visited the Mount Kumgang tourist resort, which was initially operated by North Korea and ... Read More

Seychelles shines at Modetour Travel Mart 2019

editor editor- September 24, 2019

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) participated for the first time in the sixth Mode Tour Travel Mart exhibition from the ... Read More

US Treasury sanctions North Korean state-sponsored malicious cyber groups

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 13, 2019

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions targeting three North Korean state-sponsored ... Read More

US Treasury designates Russian financial institution supporting North Korean sanctions evasion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 19, 2019

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of a Russian entity ... Read More

Korean Air receives 200th Boeing aircraft

editor editor- May 23, 2019

Korean Air received delivery of its 25th B777-300ER on May 14, the 200th Boeing aircraft the airline has received since ... Read More

North Korea fires another missile today

editor editor- May 4, 2019

The South Korean military reported that North Korea has fired another missile today, Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 9:06 am, ... Read More

North Korea abandoning tourism? Test fires weapon

editor editor- April 17, 2019

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un today witnessed the test-firing of a new type of tactical guided weapon. The Korean ... Read More

Boston-Logan Airport: New international routes

editor editor- April 2, 2019

The last 24 hours have brought 2 new international flights to Boston Logan International Airport, thanks to Delta joint venture ... Read More

Korean Air: No more peanuts

editor editor- April 1, 2019

Korean Air has made the decision to remove peanuts from its food offerings after the recent incident involving 2 teenagers ... Read More

Hahn Air takes logical next step to distribute Airbus corporate shuttle service

editor editor- March 27, 2019

“As we have the know-how and the systems' infrastructure in place, it is only a logical next step for us ... Read More

Peace through tourism Korea in the making: $175,562

editor editor- March 13, 2019

Seoul’s state-run Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) plans to investigate the potential for cross-border inter-Korean tourism, according to a document seen ... Read More

Korean Air helps orphanage in Manado, Indonesia

editor editor- February 13, 2019

Korean Air employees visited Yettrang, an underprivileged village with a high poverty rate and no education or welfare benefits. During ... Read More

Trump Kim Summit 2019 may open North Korean tourist site after South Korean visitor was shot to death

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 10, 2019

The success of the Kim-Trump summit scheduled to be held later this month in Hanoi, Vietnam could open up the ... Read More

Visit North Korea loves British Tourists and it puts a sponsorship behind it

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 28, 2018

"Visit North Korea is proud to announce the signing of a sponsorship deal with English football team Blyth Spartans FC," ... Read More

A New Beginning for Tourism, Sports, and Peace on the Korean Peninsula

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- September 18, 2018

To Korea With Love. Much of the world awoke on September 18th to the hopeful news that the leaders of ... Read More

North and South Korea unification: Lunch in Pyongyang today may be a giant step

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 18, 2018

It started with sports and tourism when the two Korea's tried to communicate and cooperate. Today is another historic day ... Read More

Travel, tourism and now a North and South Korea liaison office

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 12, 2018

Travel and tourism, along with sports seem to be a current attempt to bring South and North Korea on common ... Read More

North Korea Chairman Kim Jong Un pleased with coastal tourist development

editor editor- August 17, 2018

It is Kim Jong Un's long-cherished idea to build recreational resorts on the scenic shores of North Korea. Read More

AIRBNB speaks out on Supreme Court decision on US travel ban

editor editor- June 27, 2018

Today, the US Supreme Court decided to uphold the travel ban designed by the Trump administration. The ban restricts nationals ... Read More

One united Korea in sports: Tourism next?

editor editor- June 19, 2018

Sports is a uniting factor. Cricket has done wonders in India and Pakistan relations, so maybe basketball can do the ... Read More

Trump and Kim agree on Singapore Tourism: Shangri La Hotel, St. Regis and Capella Resort winners

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2018

It was a great day for the world today, and an even better day for Singapore tourism with special recognition going to the ... Read More

History in the making: Trump and Kim Jong-un shake hands in Singapore

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2018

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump have arrived at the summit venue Singapore. The historic first ... Read More

Man arrested in Singapore for impersonating North Korean dictator a little too well

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2018

Kim Jong-un impersonator's uncanny resemblance to North Korean dictator has led to his arrest and questioning at Singapore’s Changi Airport. ... Read More

“Tremendous anger and open hostility”: Trump cancels meeting with Kim Jong-un

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2018

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a much-anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, “based on the tremendous anger ... Read More

Air traffic highway: Pyongyang proposes new air route through North and South Korea

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2018

South Korea said on Tuesday that North Korea has proposed a new air route through the two countries. The North ... Read More

ICAO: North Korea request to launch air routes between Pyongyang and Seoul

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 4, 2018

United Nations' International Civil Aviation Organization directors will visit North Korea next week to discuss Pyongyang's request to establish air ... Read More

North Korea tour bus crash causes ‘heavy casualties to Chinese tourists’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2018

A major traffic accident in North Korea has resulted in numerous casualties, among them Chinese tourists, the country’s foreign ministry ... Read More

Trump re-designates North Korea a “state sponsor of terrorism”

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 20, 2017

US move to relist North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism will apply "maximum pressure" to Pyongyang Read More

Nuclear attack from North Korea: You got 15-30 minutes, Happy World Tourism Day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 27, 2017

Forget the travel and tourism industry, forget UNESCO World Heritage sites, forget humanity the way we know it now, all of ... Read More

Guam Tourism controlled by United Airlines and Kim Jong-un

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 26, 2017

Yesterday, I traveled on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to Guam. The plane was almost empty, perhaps 15 passengers ... Read More