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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sun, July 3, 2022 | 17:56
Travel and tourism to create 126 million new jobs in next 10 years: WTTC
MANILA, Philippines - The travel and tourism sector is expected to create nearly 126 million new jobs within the next decade and bring the industry's global GDP back to pre-pandemic levels by 2023, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The forecast was announced by the WTTC President and CEO Julia Simpson in her opening speech of the 21st Global Summit at ...
In Boracay, islanders cross fingers for return of tourism boom
BORACAY ISLAND, Philippines - The excitement was everywhere on the Philippines' scenic resort island of Boracay on Tuesday amid news reports that flights between Korea and the Southeast Asian country will resume soon to end the bleak days of the pandemic that have continued for over two years.
Korean YouTuber caught after crossing Ukrainian border
A Korean travel YouTuber was caught by Ukrainian border guards earlier this month after crossing the border of the country in an attempt to film the border area without permission, according to Korea's foreign ministry. The foreign ministry raised the travel alert for Ukraine on Feb. 13 to “Level 4: Do Not Travel,” the highest level in its four-tier system.
Single-person households have lower quality of life: study
Yoo Jae-mun, a 33-year-old office worker who has been living alone for three years and recently moved to Gangneung, Gangwon Province, has been struggling to find healthy food to eat. He said he has difficulty eating healthy because during grocery shopping, he finds it hard to get vegetables or other ingredients packed in a small portion fit for one person. Most items usually ...
President-elect nominates labor, agriculture ministers
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol finalized Cabinet nominations for 18 ministerial positions, Thursday, by nominating Lee Jung-sik as labor minister and Chung Hwang-keun as agriculture minister.
Guided tour of Songpa Trail's urban forest
Old records show that King Sejong of Joseon Dynasty designated Jamsil, one of the neighborhoods in Songpa District, as a site for the national silkworm farm and built a mulberry forest to boost the country's key sericulture business. Apartment complexes and skyscrapers now stand where the silkworm nursery was located in the past, but one of the oldest mulberry trees in this a...
Number of students from multicultural backgrounds triples over 9 years
The number of students from multicultural backgrounds grew three times over the last nine years to 160,000. According to the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and the Ministry of Education, Wednesday, the number of minors from multicultural backgrounds who are enrolled in elementary, middle and high school increased from 46,954 in 2012 to 160,058 this year.
Judges question chief justice over cronyism allegations
Supreme Court Chief Justice Kim Myeong-su is facing nepotism allegations, for favoring his close associates in personnel affairs of the judiciary. A group of delegate judicial officers across the country, the name of which would translate into English as the National Council of Representative Judges, submitted an official letter to the National Court Administration of the Sup...
Presidential couple angers Buddhist monks by sitting on temple's cornerstone
President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook annoyed Buddhist monks by sitting on the cornerstones of Bubheung Temple's assumed site while taking a rest during a hike to Mt. Bugaksan on April 5. Buddhists claimed that the presidential couple's actions demonstrated their “poor understanding” of the cultural site.
Committee's plan to lift speed limit in child protection zone draws criticism
The speed limit policy to limit driving on city streets to between 30 kilometers and 50 kilometers per hour is at risk of being overturned within a year after its enactment, as the presidential transition committee announced its plan to increase “flexibility” in speed regulations. The presidential transition committee said in a press release, Tuesday that it will consider rel...
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