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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sat, February 24, 2024 | 00:55
Incheon airport seeks to bring back Chinese air travelers
Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC), the operator of Incheon International Airport, is set to recover the rate of Chinese air passengers to 90 percent of pre-pandemic levels by 2024.
Cosmos flowers blossom at Incheon airport
An aircraft flies over Incheon International Airport's Haneul Garden, which is filled with cosmos flowers, Tuesday. Incheon International Airport Corp., the operator of the nation's largest air hub, opens the 36,000-square-meter garden to the public to Oct. 9. Admission is free. Courtesy of Incheon International Airport Corp.
Save the Children faces fallout from teacher's death
Save the Children, an international non-governmental organization (NGO), is facing fallout from the recent death of a teacher as it was found to have given an opinion favoring parents, who are now coming under heavy criticism for allegedly causing the teacher to kill herself by placing insurmountable pressure on her.
National Forensic Service to create new division dedicated to narcotics crimes
The National Forensic Service (NFS) will form a new division to tackle the growing number of narcotics crimes in Korea. The government already allocated a portion of next year's budget to form such a division, according to the Ministry of Interior and Safety, Sunday.
DPK locks horns with prosecution over leader's interrogation
The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and the prosecution traded barbs, Saturday, as questioning over DPK Chairman Lee Jae-myung's alleged involvement in an illegal money transfer to North Korea, ended inconclusively.
Japan remains popular holiday destination for Koreans despite wastewater release
Japan continues to rank among the top holiday destination for Koreans despite Tokyo's release of treated wastewater from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, an issue that has raised anti-Japanese sentiment here.
Incheon airport honored again for customer experience management
Incheon International Airport earned the Airports Council International's (ACI) highest level of customer experience accreditation for the second year in a row, its operator announced, Wednesday. Launched in 2019, the ACI's customer experience accreditation program is the industry's first and only customer experience certificate that assesses customer experience management an...
Korea's 'ambitious' plan to attract Chinese tourists unlikely to live up to expectations
Korea's “ambitious” package measures to attract 2 million Chinese tourists by year-end are not likely to work out as intended as they are pressed for time in achieving the goal and fall short of reflecting current trends, according to the tourism industry and experts.
Visa fee waiver unveiled to attract Chinese tourists
The government announced, Monday, a set of measures to attract Chinese tourists to Korea, including an electronic visa fee waiver and duty free shopping tax refund for tour groups from China. In addition, it will make efforts toward improving quality of travel by developing high-value tourism products at reasonable prices and preventing overcharging and high-pressure sales wi...
Noryangjin's seafood merchants struggle amid Fukushima wastewater concerns
Seoul's Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market usually bustles with customers this time of year, purchasing seafood for the upcoming Chuseok holiday. But the popular market was unusually quiet on a recent Friday. “This is the worst that I've ever seen,” a vendor who has worked there for over 20 years told The Korea Times, preferring not to be named.