Is Tourism in North Korea Really Booming?

If tourism is growing, should it be encouraged?
February 20th, 2013
7

Yesterday North Korea’s state news agency proclaimed that foreign tourism is currently booming in North Korea, despite the fact that just one week prior the country conducted its third nuclear test. Pointing out that the tourist industry has been growing steadily since 2000, the Korea Central News Agency reported that North Korea has recently seen

You have reached the limit of your free article allowance. Subscribe today for unlimited access. Prices start from just $2.88 per week
Existing users, please sign in here:
Remember Me

Recommended for You

Three-year anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death important milestone

Three-year anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death important milestone

The third anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death, December 17, 2014, may very well turn out to be the most significant one historically in terms of North Korea’s leadership structure and policy trajec…

December 17th, 2014
1
Bright lights, not human rights: Why North Koreans envy their neighbors

Bright lights, not human rights: Why North Koreans envy their neighbors

Every week we ask a North Korean your questions, giving you the chance to learn more about the country we know so little about. This week Chris M. in the USA asks: What do people in remote areas…

December 16th, 2014
1

About the Author

Chad O'Carroll

Chad O'Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.

Join the discussion