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Korea in skyscraper race

Korea Times said these buildings would stand at least 400 meters high, quoting the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs. Seoul alone will have six skyscrapers, including Dream…

US visa-free for South Koreans

South Koreans can visit the United States for up to three months visa-free from December. Korea Times said the deal is part of a memorandum of understanding that would be signed later…

Medical tourists flock to Korea

South Korea has seen a 20-fold increase in the number of medical tourists in the last years - from 760 in 2005 to 16,000 last year. Sophisticated marketing, lower prices and even Korean…

S Koreans can drive to N Korean resort

South Koreans will be allowed to drive their own cars across the heavily fortified border to Mount Geumgang resort in North Korea from March 17, Korea Herald reported. South Koreans have…

Medical tourists flock to Korea

South Korea has seen a 20-fold increase in the number of medical tourists in the last years - from 760 in 2005 to 16,000 last year. Sophisticated marketing, lower prices and even Korean…

North Korea opens to UK travellers

UK tourists travelling to North Korea are experiencing more freedom of movement and increasingly relaxed attitudes, according to a leading UK tour operator, The Times reported. Carl Meadows,…

Korean agents face commission cuts

Korean Air will cut the current nine percent ticketing fee to seven percent from 1 April - a move that hasn't gone down well with agents in Korea, a report said. Some 80% of international…

Koreans get away for Lunar New Year

The upcoming Lunar New Year is creating a boom for Korean travel agencies, with some registering record numbers, a report said. Chosun.com said the festival next month allows Koreans to…

North Korea opens border city to South

North Korea yesterday opened a second destination to South Korean tourists, the historic city of Kaesong near their border. AFP reported that 10 buses carrying some 250 day-trippers and…

Korea has an MPI chapter

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), together with the Seoul Convention Bureau, has formed a Korea Chapter. The Korean Chapter launch comes with the recent opening of the Singapore…

Banyan Tree Club in Seoul

The Banyan Tree Club & Spa is the first branded private membership club in Korea, and will be the seventh addition to the Group's city hotel portfolio. It will include a 59-suite…

South Korea jet deal

SOUTH Korea's defense procurement agency said that US aerospace giant Boeing was the only company to bid yesterday for a $2.5 billion contract to supply South Korea with 20 fighter jets by…
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