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Articles tagged “south korea”

Google Maps in South Korea Won’t Be Getting Navigation Anytime Soon

Google Maps in South Korea Won’t Be Getting Navigation Anytime Soon

Associated Press

Tourists in South Korea and locals won't get driving and walking directions in Google Maps. In a country like South Korea, which faces an intense security threat from the North, wouldn't blurring military installations be reasonable? Also, with requirements in countries like South Korea and Russia to have servers based in these countries, travel companies are facing growing data challenges.

2 weeks ago

Singapore Tries to Compete for Chinese Tourists With Shopping-Themed Week

Singapore Tries to Compete for Chinese Tourists With Shopping-Themed Week

Livia Yap , Bloomberg

Tourism boards for numerous countries are wooing Chinese tourists. The challenge is how do countries differentiate themselves on a long-term basis.

2 months ago

South Korea is Worried New Missile Defense System Will Deter Chinese Tourists

South Korea is Worried New Missile Defense System Will Deter Chinese Tourists

Hooyeon Kim, Bloomberg

With Chinese outbound travel growing so rapidly and the Chinese government actively encouraging its citizens to travel abroad, it seems unlikely that the government would restrict travel to South Korea.

5 months ago

Hotel-Employee Mentoring May Reduce Stress, But Not for the Most-Freaked Out

Hotel-Employee Mentoring May Reduce Stress, But Not for the Most-Freaked Out

Dan Peltier, Skift

Mentoring programs may be one of the more effective hospitality human resource strategies that money can't necessarily buy.

5 months ago

South Korean Investors Buy Up Beachfront Resorts, Landmark Hotels Abroad

South Korean Investors Buy Up Beachfront Resorts, Landmark Hotels Abroad

Hui-yong Yu and Sohee Kim, Bloomberg

Chinese insurance firms named Anbang aren't the only ones looking to invest in hotel properties abroad.

6 months ago

China’s Love of TV War Drama Poised to Bring Tourists to South Korea

China’s Love of TV War Drama Poised to Bring Tourists to South Korea

Jiyeun Lee, Bloomberg

The phrase "content is king" carries a deeper significance in China than anywhere else in the world and this show illustrates the power of pop culture and content to influence Chinese travelers' decisions.

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.

9 months ago

South Korean Nut Rage Incident Leads to Harsher Aviation Laws

South Korean Nut Rage Incident Leads to Harsher Aviation Laws

Associated Press

We support any law that punishes passengers from being obnoxious.

11 months ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 1: Surrendering to Seoul

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 1: Surrendering to Seoul

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The first episode of season five serves to remind viewers that Bourdain and the ZPZ crew plan to keep traveling and portraying countries in the most interesting way possible for as long as CNN will have them.

2 years ago

Popular TV Show Draws South Koreans to Europe in Unseen Numbers

Popular TV Show Draws South Koreans to Europe in Unseen Numbers

Seonjin Cham and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

This bump in South Korean visits to Europe highlights the beauty of tourism, which is no matter how long an attraction exists or how many people have seen it, there is still untapped demand available.

2 years ago

A New Legoland Theme Park Is Headed to South Korea

A New Legoland Theme Park Is Headed to South Korea

Katarina Gustafsson, Bloomberg

Better keep looking in that rear-view mirror Disney. Lego's building something big.

2 years ago

South Korea Rescues Sightseeing Ship and Avoids Another Ferry Crisis

South Korea Rescues Sightseeing Ship and Avoids Another Ferry Crisis

Shinhye Kang, Bloomberg

2 years ago