Not even one month after Jing Travel first reported that it looks like the recently-troubled relationship between China and South Korea was thawing, new reports indicate that any progress made on reversing the Chinese ban on travel to South Korea has been undone. The move also comes less than a week after South Korean president Moon Jae-in’s visit to China, which was meant to repair tiesbetween the two countries—ties that China originally severed after South Korea’s decision to deploy the THAAD missile defense system.
According to South Korea’s inbound travel agency, quoted in Reuters, China has once again put the tourism ban into effect. While the preceding situation was far from restored to the pre-ban period in tourism between the two countries, tour agencies in Beijing and Shandong had been allowed to start taking Chinese tourists to South Korea. Other source markets, as well as online travel agencies (OTAs), were expected to follow as part of a gradual restoration of tourism ties. Instead, the opposite situation has now arisen, with Beijing and Shandong-based travel agencies pulling all South Korea travel packages once again.
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