Articles tagged “north korea”

New Trump Travel Ban Also Includes Venezuela and North Korea

New Trump Travel Ban Also Includes Venezuela and North Korea

Associated Press

The story is still developing, but this is the set of rules promised in 90 days almost nine months ago. If you’re trying to tell the world that the U.S. is open for business, this is not the way to do it.

2 months ago

Airlines Could Reveal Strategies to Impede Spirit and Frontier — Travel This Week

Airlines Could Reveal Strategies to Impede Spirit and Frontier — Travel This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It will be interesting to see whether American and United can continue discounting to the degree they've been doing now that Hurricane Harvey has added vigor to already-rising fuel prices. With the likes of little Norwegian Air bringing its low fares across the Atlantic, this promises to likewise raise blood pressure levels in legacy airline boardrooms.

3 months ago

Guam Tourism Going Strong Despite Being in North Korea Crosshairs

Guam Tourism Going Strong Despite Being in North Korea Crosshairs

Grace Garces Bordallo and Tassanee Vejpongsa, Associated Press

Despite the rhetoric from North Korea and the United States, the situation on the ground, including tourism to Guam, remains basically unchanged.

3 months ago

U.S. Tells Americans to Leave North Korea This Month as Travel Ban Looms

U.S. Tells Americans to Leave North Korea This Month as Travel Ban Looms

Josh Lederman, Associated Press

The U.S. will soon all but end the use of U.S. passports for travel in the police state. The ban comes after a U.S. student died from an injury after detainment. It has frightening echoes of saber-rattling.

4 months ago

U.S. to Ban Tourist Visits to North Korea

U.S. to Ban Tourist Visits to North Korea

Matthew Lee, Associated Press

The ban, starting in September, comes after a U.S. student died from an injury after detainment in a North Korean prison. While Skift believes free travel is a right and is also helpful geopolitically, this may be an exceptional case.

4 months ago

What Travel to North Korea Says — And Doesn’t Say — About Adventure Travel

What Travel to North Korea Says — And Doesn’t Say — About Adventure Travel

Steven Schwankert, Skift

The death of a young American illustrates the continuing risk for niche operators committed to taking travelers to remote and risky parts of the world, including North Korea. They’re called risky for a reason.

4 months ago

Tour Operator That Brought American to North Korea Has Unprofessional Reputation

Tour Operator That Brought American to North Korea Has Unprofessional Reputation

Gerry Shih, Associated Press

The founder of Young Pioneer Tours left the company to form GN Tours, which at one point stood for Gross Negligence tours. That about says it all.

5 months ago

Trump Administration Mulls Banning U.S. Travel to North Korea

Trump Administration Mulls Banning U.S. Travel to North Korea

Josh Lederman, Associated Press

Travel bans seem to be the Trump administration's new favorite weapon. Muslim bans, laptop bans, individual travel to Cuba bans and now a proposed travel ban to North Korea. We aren't recommending a vacation in North Korea but an outright ban doesn't seem the way to go.

5 months ago

North Korea Thinks Its Newly Reopened Luxury Hotel Will Help Attract Tourists

North Korea Thinks Its Newly Reopened Luxury Hotel Will Help Attract Tourists

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press

North Korea seems to have some understanding that it needs attractive and luxury hotel offerings to attract wealthy tourists but that means nothing when its government remains a ruthless tourist repellent.

8 months ago

North Korean Airline Begins New Service to China

North Korean Airline Begins New Service to China

Associated Press

Given the current geopolitical climate, we wonder how in demand this route will be.

8 months ago

Tension Between South Korea and China Is Hurting Tourism

Tension Between South Korea and China Is Hurting Tourism

Heejin Kim, Bloomberg

The economies of China rivals South Korea and Taiwan are reliant on spending from Chinese travelers.

2 years ago

5 Reasons That Flying Air Koryo, the World’s Worst Airline, Isn’t All That Bad

5 Reasons That Flying Air Koryo, the World’s Worst Airline, Isn’t All That Bad

Bloomberg

North Korea's in a unique position as it tries to grow its tourism arrivals. Travelers want to see the isolation and oddities and are willing to extend that fascination to the plane ride into the country.

2 years ago