N. Korea redoubles anti-Ebola efforts, to ban foreign tourists

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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

Luxury train presents fall and winter routes

The luxury train Haerang, run by the Korea Railroad Corporation, presents fall and winter routes that stop at places known for outstanding fall and winter sceneries. The three-day “Aura Course,” priced from 2.4 million won, circles around the country, stopping in Suncheon, Jinju, Tongyeo...

Updated : 2014.10.10 20:02

[Herald Interview] ‘Pilgrimage in memory of engineer father’

The Chosun Hotel, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, holds a significant place in the modern history of Korea. It was one of the first modern buildings in Seoul, and served as a tempora...

Updated : 2014.10.09 19:10

Chinese tourist spending boosts economy

Hundreds of Chinese tourists crammed in front of Korean cosmetics brand counters at Lotte Duty Free Shop in Eulji-ro, Seoul, on Tuesday, the last day of their “Golden Week” of holidays that marks Ch...

Updated : 2014.10.08 21:25

Online medical tourism portal opens for tourists

An online website offering medical tour packages and information on Korean hospitals and clinics opened on Wednesday. The website “Visit Medical Korea,” launched by the Korea Tourism Organization, invites foreign tourists to browse medical tourism packages and services provided by Korean...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:06

[Weekender] Natural wonders of Jeju

Every fall, Jejudo invites visitors to take part in a walking festival to explore the island’s fascinating landscape through the popular Olle walking trails.This year’s Jeju Olle Walking Festival, s...

Updated : 2014.09.26 23:02

Learning how to survive a plane crash

LONDON (AP) ― They raced down the slide, one by one, like children at a playground. At the bottom, smartphone photos were snapped and high fives exchanged. The frequent fliers were all smiling and la...

Updated : 2014.09.26 22:08

Cycling France’s Loire Valley

CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE, France (AP) ― There are hundreds of kilometers of bike trails through the chateaux towns of the Loire Valley ― and that’s what tripped us up. We’d been trying to cycle the 27 k...

Updated : 2014.09.26 22:07