Articles tagged “south korea”

Chinese Tourism Fell Short at the Winter Olympics

Chinese Tourism Fell Short at the Winter Olympics

Mason Hinsdale, Jing Travel

Tensions between China and South Korea were never going to be good for attendance at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. It sounds like the turnout was far worse than expected.

2 months ago

South Korea Hopes Olympics Will Spur Return of Chinese Tourists

South Korea Hopes Olympics Will Spur Return of Chinese Tourists

Jiyeun Lee, Bloomberg

South Korea doesn't want just any Chinese tourists – it wants high spenders who can help bring the country's tourism economy out of a slump.

2 months ago

Brexit and North Korea Tensions Are Hurting Millennium Hotels

Brexit and North Korea Tensions Are Hurting Millennium Hotels

Joe Easton, Bloomberg

Millennium's troubles aren't limited to the company alone. The ramifications of Brexit and increasing tensions with North Korea don't bode well for anyone in the travel industry with assets in the UK and the Korean peninsula.

3 months ago

Overtourism Remains a Concern in Jeju Island Even as Chinese Travel Drops

Overtourism Remains a Concern in Jeju Island Even as Chinese Travel Drops

Mason Hinsdale, Jing Travel

Like destinations around the world, South Korea is trying to figure out the best way to manage tourism. In the case of Jeju Island, local residents and government leaders have different priorities.

4 months ago

Startup Wants to Change Reputation of Pay-by-the-Hour Hotels

Startup Wants to Change Reputation of Pay-by-the-Hour Hotels

Sam Kim, Bloomberg

The South Korean Good Will Hunting of love hotels is definitely onto something here: There’s plenty of opportunity in this part of the lodging market, and removing the stigma might lead to more revenue for hotel partners.

5 months ago

South Korea Tourism Slump Raises Fears About Upcoming Winter Olympics

South Korea Tourism Slump Raises Fears About Upcoming Winter Olympics

Jiyeun Lee, Bloomberg

Threats from North Korea and prolonged conflict with China are keeping tourism down in South Korea as preparations continue for the Winter Olympics next year. With domestic interest lacking as well, will the Games be a failure for the host country?

6 months ago

Chinese Holiday Travelers Avoid South Korea and Make Thailand Leading Destination

Chinese Holiday Travelers Avoid South Korea and Make Thailand Leading Destination

Yoolim Lee and Keith Zhai, Bloomberg

We might shy away from talking about universal trends, but the Ctrip survey found that purchases of "experiences" was more popular than buying consumer goods. Sound familiar?

7 months ago

South Korea Is Having Trouble Selling Tickets for the Next Olympics in 2018

South Korea Is Having Trouble Selling Tickets for the Next Olympics in 2018

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press

It's a shame that political circumstances threaten to undermine the upcoming Winter Games.

7 months ago

China Cruises Are Packed at Lower Prices Amid Tensions With South Korea

China Cruises Are Packed at Lower Prices Amid Tensions With South Korea

Hannah Sampson, Skift

An international dispute that forced itinerary changes for China-based cruises threw operators for a loop, but demand seems fundamentally intact. If tensions ease and South Korea reopens, will pricing return to high levels or have lower fares become the new normal?

8 months ago

The Rise and Fall of China Outbound Travel to South Korea

The Rise and Fall of China Outbound Travel to South Korea

Jared Wein, Skift

China outbound travel is booming and has a long way to go before maturity. Individual destinations should pursue the market, but be cognizant of the risks. South Korea serves as an example of what can happen when the Chinese government changes course.

9 months ago

Robots at South Korean Airports to Help Passengers Find Their Gates

Robots at South Korean Airports to Help Passengers Find Their Gates

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press

Robots at South Korea's airports, which are taking the lead in introducing them, are not replacing airport employees -- for now. But it is easy to see how they could erase some airport jobs some day while improving things for sometimes-anxious passengers.

10 months ago

Cruise Lines, Travel Agencies Drop Trips From China to S. Korea Over Missile Defense Issue

Cruise Lines, Travel Agencies Drop Trips From China to S. Korea Over Missile Defense Issue

Christopher Bodeen and Youkyung Lee, Associated Press

Cruise lines, travel agencies and airlines are getting caught up in the diplomatic tiff and public outcry in China related to South Korea deploying a U.S. missile defense system. There isn't much choice as the Chinese government has banned much of this travel and, at any rate, there is a drop in demand.

1 year ago