Articles tagged “north korea”

Tourists May Soon Get to Walk Across North And South Korean Border

Tourists May Soon Get to Walk Across North And South Korean Border

Jihye Lee, Bloomberg

This would be one of the most significant steps that both North and South Korea have taken to open up tourism. But allowing border crossings is anything but a done deal at this point given the rocky relations between both countries.

1 month ago

Korean Peace Talks Could Lead to Rail Upgrades and Links Between North and South

Korean Peace Talks Could Lead to Rail Upgrades and Links Between North and South

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press

Better trains and railways would be another key step in opening up North Korea to outsiders, and the government is actually admitting this. We will see how far this actually gets with sanctions still in place.

5 months ago

North Korea Hopes Summit Will Be Good for Its Tourism Ambitions

North Korea Hopes Summit Will Be Good for Its Tourism Ambitions

Jing Travel

North Korea has tourism goals, but it also has a long way to go to become an international destination. Will the recent summit with U.S. President Donald Trump help?

5 months ago

Investors Eye the Potential of North Korean Hotels and Airlines

Investors Eye the Potential of North Korean Hotels and Airlines

Alyssa McDonald and Matthew Burgess, Bloomberg

It's generally sound investment advice to "buy low and sell high." But foreign investors looking at North Korea may be underestimating how disastrous the economy is behind its veil of propaganda.

6 months ago

North Korea Hopes Ski Training Event Will Spur Tourism

North Korea Hopes Ski Training Event Will Spur Tourism

Sam Kim, Bloomberg

Kim Jong Un may miss the cash flow from tours into North Korea, but Olympic buzz won't eclipse the fact that tourists are advised to draft a will and say their goodbyes.

10 months ago

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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago