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Articles tagged “north korea”

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.

9 months 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.

10 months ago

North Korea Is Wooing Tourists But It’s Still Paranoid About Security

North Korea Is Wooing Tourists But It’s Still Paranoid About Security

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press

Just like visiting the Soviet Union in the 1980s, but with worse food and none of the whimsy.

1 year ago

North Korea Is Getting Its First Low-Cost Carrier

North Korea Is Getting Its First Low-Cost Carrier

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

1 year ago

Pyongyang’s Airport Internet Lounge Has Everything But the Internet

Pyongyang’s Airport Internet Lounge Has Everything But the Internet

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press

Who needs the Internet when you have a chocolate fountain?

1 year ago

North Korea Pins Latest Tourism Hopes on Becoming a Surfing Hot Spot

North Korea Pins Latest Tourism Hopes on Becoming a Surfing Hot Spot

Associated Press

Something tells us Kim Jong-un is highly proficient at harshing the mellow of even the most chill of surfers.

1 year ago

North Korea Is Very Excited About Its New Pyongyang Airport Terminal

North Korea Is Very Excited About Its New Pyongyang Airport Terminal

Associated Press

At least it won't be crowded.

1 year ago

North Korean Tourism Officials Really Want to Please Kim Jong Un This Year

North Korean Tourism Officials Really Want to Please Kim Jong Un This Year

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press

This is likely one destination where living like a local is very low on the tourist's itinerary.

2 years ago

North Korea Drops Its Ebola Travel Restrictions

North Korea Drops Its Ebola Travel Restrictions

Eric Talmadge, Bloomberg

A newly open North Korea isn't going to hurt tourism anywhere else in the region.

2 years ago

North Korea Bars Marathon Tourists From Pyongyang Race

North Korea Bars Marathon Tourists From Pyongyang Race

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press

The marathon was the only event that got visitors even slightly excited about Pyongyang. It's clear the government is using Ebola as cover for bigger issues. Because they have plenty.

2 years ago

North Korea Races to Finish New International Airport in Capital

North Korea Races to Finish New International Airport in Capital

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press

Although solid infrastructure is a start, North Korea will need to show the world that its country is a safe place for tourists to visit before it sees an impactful nflux of tourism dollars.

2 years ago

North Korea Restarts Domestic Flights to Bolster Tourism

North Korea Restarts Domestic Flights to Bolster Tourism

Reuters

The move will make it easier for tourists to explore more of country is a shorter period of time and likely attract new visitors previously put off by the slower options available.

2 years ago