Articles tagged “north korea”

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.

2 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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?

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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