Duty-free shops court Chinese tourists with trendy brands
Chinese tourists to Korea are now more interested in trendy shops and unique experiences than they are in traditional duty-free shopping.
Lotte Duty Free shifts focus after surprise Incheon Airport exit
Lotte Duty Free, Korea's largest duty-free operator, is shifting its focus toward downtown and online duty-free shops following its surprising exit from Incheon International Airport back in July.
Chinese tourists flock back to Korea in much-needed economic boost
Chinese tourists are filling up the streets of tourist spots and retail shops in Seoul, following the eased regulations on group tours to Korea.
Korea looks to sweeten tourist offerings as China's view of Japan sours
Chinese group tourists returning to Korea are starting to ignite Korea’s duty-free and tourism industries, but experts say the sectors will need time to flare up.
Return of tour groups from China propels Korean businesses into action
Airlines and retailers are preparing to welcome tourist groups from China by expanding air routes and rolling out promotions with K-pop stars after China ended a six-year hiatus by lifting restrictions on group tours to Korea.
EV battery stocks run out of juice as focus turns to other sectors
EV battery stocks have lost traction in recent weeks as the expected recovery of Chinese tourists put hotels, duty-free shops and cosmetics into the spotlight following China’s lifting of its group tour ban to Korea last week.
Businesses hopeful as China lifts group travel ban to Korea
Chinese tour groups may flood the streets of Seoul from as early as Friday with China lifting its ban on group tours to Korea for the first time in six years.
Lotte Duty Free cuts ribbon on Melbourne Airport store
Lotte Duty Free began full operations at Melbourne Airport on Thursday.
Lotte Duty Free withdraws from Incheon airport after 22 years
Duty free shops at Incheon International Airport have undergone a major revamp that was unveiled in July.
Shinsegae Group launches new paid membership program
Shinsegae Group on Thursday unveiled a new paid membership program that spans across its online and offline services in an attempt to cater to customers' diverse needs.