December 08, 2022

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Gareth Johnson

Gareth Johnson is the CEO of Young Pioneer Tours, a travel company that specializes in tourism to countries including North Korea, Cuba and Iran.

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What North Korea is really like when visiting as a tourist

What North Korea is really like when visiting as a tourist

The reality of sightseeing is much different than portrayed, despite some restrictions

What North Korea is really like when visiting as a tourist
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson June 4, 2021
Why North Korea’s Wonsan Beach Resort could be a game changer for tourism

Why North Korea’s Wonsan Beach Resort could be a game changer for tourism

Tens of thousands could soon be enjoying a one-of-a-kind summer vacation in the DPRK

Why North Korea’s Wonsan Beach Resort could be a game changer for tourism
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson May 27, 2021
Better airports would help tourists visit rarely-seen areas of North Korea

Better airports would help tourists visit rarely-seen areas of North Korea

Large numbers of tourists may want to visit North Korea after international travel resumes

Better airports would help tourists visit rarely-seen areas of North Korea
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson May 12, 2021
Why North Korean tour operators are optimistic about growth

Why North Korean tour operators are optimistic about growth

Chinese numbers to DPRK are dropping significantly, but Western operators remain optimistic

Why North Korean tour operators are optimistic about growth
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson July 25, 2016
Without more flights, North Korea tourism industry will stagnate

Without more flights, North Korea tourism industry will stagnate

Possible Shanghai-to-Pyongyang flights a godsend in face of potential stagnation

Without more flights, North Korea tourism industry will stagnate
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson December 2, 2015