North Korea launches tourism website

North Korea is looking to improve its image as a tourist destination with the launch of a new tourism website, North korea

With images of its hotels, attractions and tour itineraries, there is also advice on how to apply for a visa and travel options.

For those interested in its missile programme there is also a section detailing its current capabilities.

According to the site, it was set up to “satisfy growing interest and expectation” in the secretive state from the west.

North Korea announced last year it was keen to attract more tourists, but is struggling due to its notorious human rights offences. The borders of the country are currently closed due to the Ebola outbreak.

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