China permits online sale of group tour programs to S. Korea

BEIJING, Nov. 14 (Yonhap) -- China lifted a ban on the online sale of group tour programs to South Korea on Wednesday imposed in retaliation for the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system on the peninsula.

Ctrip, a leading travel agency in China, decided to restart the online marketing of related products nationwide in a leadership meeting and immediately posted them on its website.

The move was in accordance with new guidelines issued by the Chinese authorities, a travel industry source said.

Other Chinese travel agencies are expected to follow suit, the source added.

China prohibited its nationals from joining group tours to South Korea after the THAAD system was stationed on the peninsula last year.

Offline marketing of such products was permitted earlier.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

China permits online sale of group tour programs to S. Korea

BEIJING, Nov. 14 (Yonhap) -- China lifted a ban on the online sale of group tour programs to South Korea on Wednesday imposed in retaliation for the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system on the peninsula.

Ctrip, a leading travel agency in China, decided to restart the online marketing of related products nationwide in a leadership meeting and immediately posted them on its website.

The move was in accordance with new guidelines issued by the Chinese authorities, a travel industry source said.

Other Chinese travel agencies are expected to follow suit, the source added.

China prohibited its nationals from joining group tours to South Korea after the THAAD system was stationed on the peninsula last year.

Offline marketing of such products was permitted earlier.

Source: Yonhap News Agency