Articles tagged “south korea”

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?

2 weeks 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.

1 month 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?

2 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.

2 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.

4 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.

7 months ago

China-Based Cruise Ships Are Skipping South Korea Amid Tensions

China-Based Cruise Ships Are Skipping South Korea Amid Tensions

Muyu Xu, Adam Jourdan, and Hyunjoo Jin, Reuters

South Korea is a popular destination for Chinese passengers, so cruise operators will have to deal will disappointment over canceled visits. But global cruise lines are accustomed to navigating troubled geopolitical waters.

7 months ago

South Korea Tourism Industry at Risk in Political Spat With China

South Korea Tourism Industry at Risk in Political Spat With China

Heejin Kim, Bloomberg

Outbound Chinese tourists are essentially a row of very important dominoes in the Asia-Pacific region -- if Chinese tourists stop visiting a destination everything else begins falling out of place.

8 months ago

5 Key Travel Markets to Watch for Online Booking Growth

5 Key Travel Markets to Watch for Online Booking Growth

Michelle Evans, Euromonitor

All markets are not created equal, and these five have lessons that are helpful beyond their borders.

10 months ago

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.

11 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago