North Korea plans Chinese tour program

Published on : Friday, July 14, 2017

indexNorth Korea is gradually increasing its efforts to make more foreign currencies by changing the pattern of tours within China. The North Korean authorities have already put forward the program in front of the Chinese authorities. Also, it is being supposed that attractive tour guides have been employed for the said program.

Besides, the North Korean authorities are all set to create a travel agency in collaboration with a local based travel company in Hunchun City of Jilin Province in China in order to endorse tours within China.

Daily NK was reported by the sources close to North Korea that the travel agency has strategies to employ good-looking female North Korean tour guides who are fluent in Mandarin.

North Korea has come under major search and inquiry of International tourism after the death of Otto Warmbier, who visited the country and was arrested before releasing him suddenly to the U.S. when he was in coma, where after he didn’t survive. Based on this situation, the North Korean authorities considered to earn foreign currency through Chinese tourism which appeared more viable to the authorities.

“A plan to establish a tourism company in China has already been permitted by the North Korean Embassy in Shenyang and is awaiting Pyongyang’s final approval,” a source in China familiar with the situation told Daily NK.

“As North Korean people cannot establish a tourism company in China, the head of the company will be Chinese in a nominal aspect. But the actual management including employment issues would be handled by the North Koreans.”

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