* Date : 2016-04-08
More and more tourists from the Middle East are now visiting Korea. The average spending per person for tourists from the Middle East is about US$3,000, nearly double the average. News has spread about the advanced state of Korean medicine along with the popularity of Hallyu. Combined with increased business interest, high net-worth individuals from the Middle East are heading to Korea in unprecedented numbers.
To this, the Korean tourism industry is taking steps to ensure that visitors from the Middle East enjoy their experience in Korea. Hotels are preparing Qurans and prayer mats, while restaurants are serving halal food. Hospitals are also making special preparations for VIP patients from the Middle East. Let’s find out more about how the Korean tourism industry is working to welcome Middle Eastern tourists.
Korean researchers have been making headlines for developing game changing technologies in the drone industry one after the other. The first is a high-precision GPS developed by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute that could lead to revolutionary development in drone autopilot technology. Then, a research team at POSTECH has developed a fuel cell capable of keeping a drone in flight for over 1 hour, presenting a solution to the long-held problem of battery life in drones. Let’s take a look at these new promising technologies to bring the commercial potential of drones to the next level.
No more squinting to read the fine markings on the tape measure! Meet the Bagel, a smart measuring tape developed by Bagel Labs. The Bagel’s built-in ultrasonic sensor enables non-contact measurements, and the device connects to a smartphone app to save data logs. It also supports a traditional way of pulling out the string to take measurements. But the measurements appear on the digital screen, saving the user the trouble of reading the markings. We hear from Bagel Labs, the startup team behind the innovative gadget.