|North Korea to stay open to foreign tourists 'all year round'|
Tuesday, 3rd September 2013
Source : Yonhap News Agency
North Korea has decided to allow foreign tourists to visit the reclusive country 'all year round,' according to a British-run travel company which specializes in tours to the North on Saturday.
The Beijing-based Koryo Tours said North Korea had previously closed its borders to foreign tourists from mid-December to mid-January every year.
"However, we have just heard from our partners that this is no longer the case and the country will stay open to tourists all year round," the travel agency said in a statement posted on its website.
The company said, "This exciting news means that you can now spend Christmas and New Year's Eve in the DPRK (North Korea)."