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S. Korea's tourism income hits record on Chinese tourists

South Korea reaped a record income from tourism in September, assisted by a solid increase in Chinese tourists, data showed Thursday.Tourism income reached US$1.76 billion last month, breaking the $1.7 billion mark for the first time. The total marks a 35-percent jump from the previous yea...

Updated : 2014.10.30 10:07

[Weekender] Korea’s mountain playgrounds

It’s hard to say exactly how many mountains there are in Korea, partly because there are so many of them. Former Korea Herald columnist Gary Rector notes, “There’s no real way to delineate a mounta...

Updated : 2014.10.24 17:29

The ultimate bathing experience

For travelers who have a bit of time to check out Hungary, thermal baths, the biggest and most famous in Europe, are the snapshot of society and the people there. Asian countries like Korea and Japan ...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:46

Hidden treasures of Hungary

Aside from the bustling capital city of Budapest, Hungary is still little known to many Asian tourists who are frequent travelers to European cities.With the aim to reveal the country’s hidden treasu...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:45

Finnair offers ‘extra comfort’ economy seats

Finnair announced it would offer “economy comfort” seats with an extra 10 centimeters of legroom, a more comfortable headrest, higher-quality headphones and an amenity kit of socks, a sleeping mask, a toothbrush and tooth paste. The seats with extra room will be available from Dec. 15 on...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:39

Pyongyang races to complete new airport

PYONGYANG (AP) ― Pyongyang isn’t exactly an international travel hub. But attracting more tourists is one of North Korea’s top agenda items, so thousands of soldier-builders are working feverishly these days to give the capital a fancy new airport. The new airport, which is now in its f...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:39

Korean travel mobile app for Chinese tourists

The Korea Tourism Organization released a Korean travel mobile application for Chinese tourists traveling independently in Korea. The app features a Korea map in Chinese, directions, and public transportation and shopping information such as the opening hours of major shopping places as we...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:39

North Korea halts foreign tours over Ebola fears: travel agents

North Korea will close its borders to foreign tourists on Friday due to Ebola fears, travel agencies said, as the number of people that have contracted the deadly virus nears 10,000 in West Africa.   Three travel agencies specialising in North Korean tours, two of them based in China, is...

Updated : 2014.10.23 19:26

Coastal beauty, adventure abound in Wales

As the weather turns colder and the leaves fall, many of us begin to plan our spring holidays and think of the days when everything will be bright and blooming again. If the thoughts of adventure, nat...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:02

Autumn shows true colors in northeastern Pennsylvania

BENTON, Pennsylvania ― Fresh air and blue skies are easy tonics for the stressed-out city life. Still, I was in a pretty foul mood when I rolled into Ricketts Glen State Park in this scenic, woodsy c...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:01

Decrease in Chinese tourists hit Singapore visitor arrivals

SINGAPORE (AFP) ― International visitor arrivals to Singapore fell 3 percent in the first half of this year, hurt by a 30 percent drop in tourists from China, official data showed Wednesday.Singapore’s tourism board said overall arrivals totaled 7.5 million in the six months to June, wit...

Updated : 2014.10.17 20:58

Sheraton Incheon named leading business hotel by World Travel Awards

Sheraton Incheon Hotel was named “South Korea’s Leading Business Hotel” for four years in a row by the World Travel Awards. The title is based on votes cast by some 500,000 industry professionals, travel agencies, tour and transport companies, and tourism organizations throughout the wo...

Updated : 2014.10.17 20:58

Colorful, multicultural Curacao flavors Dutch roots with Caribbean flair

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao ― It looks like Amsterdam. Or a little bit like South Beach in Miami.With its waterfront and fairy tale-colored colonial buildings, Willemstad shares some similarities with the Du...

Updated : 2014.10.10 20:04

A Closer Look: What map apps can do for you

CHICAGO (AP) ― Many people use smartphone apps to map their drive to dinner or find a less-congested route to work. But did you know that you can use them for public transit, too? You can even access...

Updated : 2014.10.10 20:03

Cruises change itineraries due to Ebola concerns

NEW YORK (AP) ― Several cruise lines have changed itineraries due to concerns over Ebola, canceling port stops in West Africa.On Holland America Line’s 35-day African Explorer cruise aboard the MS Rotterdam, from Cape Town, South Africa, to Southampton, England, three ports of call in Gh...

Updated : 2014.10.10 20:02