north korea

  • North Korea has stopped tourism

    Published on : Saturday, February 15, 2020

    Coronavirus has made North Korea as one of the most closed-off countries in the world.   North Korea has stopped all airline flights as well as train services with adjoining countries including China. The country has set up weeks-long mandatory quarantines …

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  • Separated families in South Korea can get a chance to meet with long-lost families in North Korea

    Published on : Monday, February 3, 2020

    Son, the South Koreans may get to enjoy vacation with long-lost family members in North Korea, as per a recent proposal made by Seoul — as long as the proposal is accepted by Pyongyang and conquers all obstacles related to U.S.-led sanctions. …

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  • North Korea prohibits foreign tourists over coronavirus

    Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

    A leading tour operator reported on Tuesday that North Korea has banned foreign tourists temporarily as a protection against the mysterious virus from China that has killed at least nine people so far and sickened more than 400.   The …

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  • North Korea opens a mountain resort to boost tourism

    Published on : Monday, December 9, 2019

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened a new mountain spa and ski resort that’s intended for people to enjoy “high civilization under socialism” in another example of the country using tourism exemptions in sanctions to build revenue for its …

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  • North Korea plans to launch medical tourism, targets patients from China

    Published on : Saturday, December 7, 2019

    North Korea, one of the world’s most secretive countries, plans to branch out into medical tourism next year, offering foreign patients, probably from China, treatments including cataract surgery, dental implants and tumours.   North Korean state media reported on Friday …

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  • North Korea sends delegation from its tourism agency to Cuba

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    North Korea state media said that the communist nation had sent a delegation from its tourism agency to its close ally Cuba, for getting advice on how to generate more revenue for the government without having to make material changes …

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  • NK tourism set to surge after top leader’s visit

    Published on : Sunday, June 23, 2019

    More international visitors, majorly from China, have been setting foot in North Korea from 2018 as the country welcomes, and the trend will continue, industry representatives and analysts told the Global Times on Wednesday.   The first half of 2019 …

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  • Huge number of Chinese tourists visit North Korea

    Published on : Sunday, June 23, 2019

    In Pyongyang, on a grey stone column, a mural shows Chinese and North Korean soldiers hurrying up into battle against US forces in the Korean War. After decades, for new waves of Chinese tourists going to the North, the monument …

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  • North Korea sees arrival of millions of Chinese tourists as Beijing remains Pyongyang’s friend

    Published on : Thursday, June 20, 2019

    The friendship between North Korea and China  strengthened when Mao Zedong sent millions of soldiers to save Kim Il-sung’s troops from defeat as General Douglas MacArthur’s men marched up the peninsula, China remains the isolated, nuclear-armed North’s key diplomatic backer …

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  • North Korea urges Vietnamese tourists to visit

    Published on : Friday, March 29, 2019

    Tourism officials from North Korea on Thursday urged Vietnamese travellers to avail a “golden” opportunity to visit the country following a summit between Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in Hanoi last month.   With an economy crippled …

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  • 105-story empty Ryugyong Hotel lit up with North Korean propaganda

    Published on : Monday, December 31, 2018

    The 105-story Ryugyong Hotel , which is known as world tallest hotel has long been a blot on the Pyongyang skyline.       This is an unoccupied building has towered over North Korea’s capital since 1987, a grand but …

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  • South Korean train chugs into North Korea for the first time

    Published on : Friday, November 30, 2018

    South meets north, as a South Korean train, for the first time, chugs into North Korea on Dorasan station on November 30, 2018.       The trip is a result of series of summit meetings between the two countries’ …

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  • U.S. citizens warned not to travel to North Korea

    Published on : Saturday, September 1, 2018

      State Department official notified that the U.S. State Department is extending the ban on U.S. citizens travelling to North Korea for yet another year.     On September 1, the ban expired which restricted the U.S. passport holders from …

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  • North Korea is all geared up to expand for tourism

    Published on : Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Expecting to open up a portion of North Korea that’s not often seen by outsiders, a New Zealander who has wide-ranging experience climbing the mountains of North and South Korea is leading the first group of international tourists permitted to …

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  • North Korea & China all geared up in boosting tourism collaboration

    Published on : Friday, August 10, 2018

    China and North Korea are all set to further intensify cooperation in tourism sector between the two countries, in spite of the United Nations sanctions’ being slapped on Pyongyang, sources said here on Thursday.   Sources informed Yonhap News Agency …

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  • North Korea speeds up economic reform via reviving tourism

    Published on : Friday, August 3, 2018

    North Korea’s proclaimed shift in national focus to economic development from nuclear arms is causing optimism across the Chinese border in Dandong, which has been hit hard by the United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang.   Travel agents in the Chinese …

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  • North Korea hopes its tourism economy generation from China

    Published on : Friday, August 3, 2018

     North Korea hopes its tourism economy reform with the increase of Chinese tourism.     It is proclaimed shift in national focus to economic development from nuclear arms is prompting cautious optimism across the Chinese border in Dandong, a trading …

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  • Singaporeans seek adventure and unconventional holiday experiences

    Published on : Thursday, August 2, 2018

    As per Chan Brothers Travel, Singaporeans want unconventional experiences at off-the-beaten-path destinations in places like Uzbekistan, the Caucasus and North Korea.     Travel agencies are fast adapting to the new demands of the local traveler trying to introduce unique …

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  • North Korea focuses on tourism development to attract 1 million foreign tourists

    Published on : Thursday, June 21, 2018

    Kim Jong Un is focusing to develop tourism in different areas of North Korea.     This year after the Singapore Summit with US President Donald Trump, Kim has been seen pushing for a massive tourism project in North Korea’s …

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  • North Korea tourist bus crash kills over 30 Chinese tourists

    Published on : Monday, April 23, 2018

    Chinese visitors have been associated with a major bus accident in North Korea that triggered a large number of casualties as per the state media and government of China that presented an official statement on Monday.   However it is …

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