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North Korea travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on North Korea. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in North Korea. Pyongyang Travel information. North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, with Pyongyang as its capital and the largest city in the country.

Escaping Coronavirus: North Korea Tourist Resort wants Chinese Visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 20, 2020 06:19

According to North Korea, there has been not even one Coronavirus case in this isolated country. This claim disputed by many outside experts. A major outbreak in North Korea could ... Read More

COVID-19 in North Korea: Executions, capital lockdown, fishing ban

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 27, 2020 18:48

According to the latest reports, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is taking some drastic steps, such as shutting down the capital city of Pyongyang and banning fishing, in order to ... Read More

Busan Builds Firm MICE Infrastructure as an International Convention City

editor editor- September 1, 2020 22:06

Busan is an international convention city that is receiving attention worldwide. According to an announcement made in 2018 by the Union of International Associations (UIA), Busan ranks 4th in Asia ... Read More

The Past and Future of Busan as an International Convention City

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 31, 2020 22:41

Having attracted and hosted countless international conventions, Busan has grown into one of the world’s top international convention cities. Ranked 4th in Asia and 12th in the world, according to ... Read More

Emergency in North Korea: DPRK reports COVID19 cases

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 26, 2020 00:09

North Korea admits a returning “runaway” has tested positive for Covid-19 in the city of Kaesong, looking to trace contacts from the last five days. It’s the first time DPRK ... Read More

Who is Kim Yo Jong a possible new leader in North Korea?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2020 19:50

Kim Jong Un was sick and rumors about his death became louder and louder. UPDATE: On May 1 reports emerged about Kim Jong Un to be seen touring a factory. ... Read More

Free of Coronavirus are 15 Countries including 10 Island Nations

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2020 03:34

Which countries in the world don't have the coronavirus yet - and what is the reason and WHY?  15 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Region don't have COVID-19 ... Read More

Tourism stopped in North Korea

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 13, 2020 06:41

Coronavirus made one of the most closed-off countries in the world, North Korea completely closed. North Korea has stopped airline flights and train service with neighboring countries including China The country ... Read More

North Korea closes border : Coronavirus

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- January 25, 2020 05:41

Why did North Korea Close its Borders? -  North Korea has closed its borders for the prevention of the spread of the Coronavirus, originating from Wuhan in China - but has ... Read More

Will tourism make a Trump and Kim Jong-un meeting possible?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020 08:55

Tourism may be the key to renewed talks between North and South Korea. North Korea recently opened a new mountain resort calling it “an epitome of modern civilization." The Isolated ... Read More

Seoul: North Korea won’t discuss demolition of ‘shabby’ South Korean hotels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 30, 2019 01:10

South Korea on Monday proposed a working-level meeting with North Korea, just days after the North formally demanded that the South Koreans come to the North’s Diamond Mountain resort at ... Read More

North Korean Tourism: Does it violate UN Sanctions ?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 27, 2019 03:50

Mount Kumgang or the Kumgang Mountains are a mountain/mountain range, with a 1,638-metre-high Birobong peak, in Kangwon-do, North Korea. It is about 50 kilometers from the South Korean city of ... Read More

Kim Jong-un commands South Korean tourist resort to be destroyed

editor editor- October 24, 2019 03:05

Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, visited the Mount Kumgang tourist resort, which was initially operated by North Korea and South Korea. The resort was built in 1998 as a ... Read More

Seychelles shines at Modetour Travel Mart 2019

editor editor- September 24, 2019 22:44

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) participated for the first time in the sixth Mode Tour Travel Mart exhibition from the September 5 to September 8, 2019, at COEX exhibition center, ... Read More

US Treasury sanctions North Korean state-sponsored malicious cyber groups

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 13, 2019 19:01

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions targeting three North Korean state-sponsored malicious cyber groups responsible for North Korea’s malicious cyber activity ... Read More

US Treasury designates Russian financial institution supporting North Korean sanctions evasion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 19, 2019 18:55

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of a Russian entity that has assisted North Korea in evading sanctions to access ... Read More

Korean Air receives 200th Boeing aircraft

editor editor- May 23, 2019 02:35

Korean Air received delivery of its 25th B777-300ER on May 14, the 200th Boeing aircraft the airline has received since 1971. The first Boeing aircraft Korean Air received delivery of ... Read More

North Korea fires another missile today

editor editor- May 4, 2019 02:00

The South Korean military reported that North Korea has fired another missile today, Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 9:06 am, from a location near Wonsan, a coastal town east of ... Read More

North Korea abandoning tourism? Test fires weapon

editor editor- April 17, 2019 22:43

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un today witnessed the test-firing of a new type of tactical guided weapon. The Korean Central News Agency said Chairman Kim Jong Un observed the ... Read More

Boston-Logan Airport: New international routes

editor editor- April 2, 2019 02:42

The last 24 hours have brought 2 new international flights to Boston Logan International Airport, thanks to Delta joint venture partners KLM and Virgin Atlantic - setting the stage for ... Read More

Korean Air: No more peanuts

editor editor- April 1, 2019 21:55

Korean Air has made the decision to remove peanuts from its food offerings after the recent incident involving 2 teenagers who were taken off their flight from flight KE621 to ... Read More

Hahn Air takes logical next step to distribute Airbus corporate shuttle service

editor editor- March 27, 2019 20:19

“As we have the know-how and the systems' infrastructure in place, it is only a logical next step for us to support corporations and make their intra-company flights available in ... Read More

Peace through tourism Korea in the making: $175,562

editor editor- March 13, 2019 02:57

Seoul’s state-run Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) plans to investigate the potential for cross-border inter-Korean tourism, according to a document seen by NK News. In a research proposal uploaded last week ... Read More

Korean Air helps orphanage in Manado, Indonesia

editor editor- February 13, 2019 00:09

Korean Air employees visited Yettrang, an underprivileged village with a high poverty rate and no education or welfare benefits. During their time in Yettrang, the volunteers constructed the foundation for ... Read More

Trump Kim Summit 2019 may open North Korean tourist site after South Korean visitor was shot to death

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 10, 2019 20:13

The success of the Kim-Trump summit scheduled to be held later this month in Hanoi, Vietnam could open up the possibility of South Korea resuming tours to North Korea's Geumgangsan ... Read More

Visit North Korea loves British Tourists and it puts a sponsorship behind it

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 28, 2018 07:10

"Visit North Korea is proud to announce the signing of a sponsorship deal with English football team Blyth Spartans FC," says a LinkedIn post by the tour company based in ... Read More

A New Beginning for Tourism, Sports, and Peace on the Korean Peninsula

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- September 18, 2018 21:49

To Korea With Love. Much of the world awoke on September 18th to the hopeful news that the leaders of North and South Korea were meeting in Pyongyang. The road ... Read More

North and South Korea unification: Lunch in Pyongyang today may be a giant step

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 18, 2018 00:39

It started with sports and tourism when the two Korea's tried to communicate and cooperate. Today is another historic day in the unification process between the two divided Koreas. Almost ... Read More

Travel, tourism and now a North and South Korea liaison office

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 12, 2018 20:14

Travel and tourism, along with sports seem to be a current attempt to bring South and North Korea on common grounds. Now the North and South Korean heads of an ... Read More

North Korea Chairman Kim Jong Un pleased with coastal tourist development

editor editor- August 17, 2018 22:02

It is Kim Jong Un's long-cherished idea to build recreational resorts on the scenic shores of North Korea. Read More

AIRBNB speaks out on Supreme Court decision on US travel ban

editor editor- June 27, 2018 02:23

Today, the US Supreme Court decided to uphold the travel ban designed by the Trump administration. The ban restricts nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and even America's "newest ... Read More

One united Korea in sports: Tourism next?

editor editor- June 19, 2018 01:22

Sports is a uniting factor. Cricket has done wonders in India and Pakistan relations, so maybe basketball can do the same for North and South Korea. President Trump opened the ... Read More

Trump and Kim agree on Singapore Tourism: Shangri La Hotel, St. Regis and Capella Resort winners

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2018 06:45

It was a great day for the world today, and an even better day for Singapore tourism with special recognition going to the Shangri La Hotel, the St. Regis and the Capella Resort ... Read More

History in the making: Trump and Kim Jong-un shake hands in Singapore

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2018 01:33

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump have arrived at the summit venue Singapore. The historic first meeting of the two leaders will discuss a peace treaty ... Read More

Man arrested in Singapore for impersonating North Korean dictator a little too well

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2018 17:35

Kim Jong-un impersonator's uncanny resemblance to North Korean dictator has led to his arrest and questioning at Singapore’s Changi Airport. Hong Kong-based impersonator, who goes by the stage name Howard ... Read More

“Tremendous anger and open hostility”: Trump cancels meeting with Kim Jong-un

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2018 15:20

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a much-anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, “based on the tremendous anger and open hostility” from Kim, who threatened the US with ... Read More