South Korea Sees Record Duty-free Sales Despite Travel Ban

The seemingly neverending South Korea travel ban saga has taken another turn as it was revealed that duty-free sales broke a new record in 2017—despite the country being subject to a Chinese travel ban for a large part of the year. Combined sales at the 48 licensed duty-free retailers ihttps://jingtravel.com/south-korea-breaks-duty-free-record-2017-despite-travel-ban/n the country reached 14.5 trillion … More South Korea Sees Record Duty-free Sales Despite Travel Ban

China Signals Thaw in THAAD Dispute and Likely End to ‘Tourist Ban,’ but Why Now?

China and South Korea have reportedly agreed to restore bilateral relations to a “normal development path swiftly.” What this means for the ongoing ban on the sale of tour group packages from China to South Korea is unclear, as tour group packages for South Korean destinations are still unavailable on Chinese online travel agencies (OTAs). … More China Signals Thaw in THAAD Dispute and Likely End to ‘Tourist Ban,’ but Why Now?