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Safety worries dampen Chinese demand for N Korea tours

AP  |  Beijing 

Some Chinese tourism companies are eliminating or offering fewer trips to neighboring North Korea as regional tensions and safety worries dampen demand.

Representatives of tour companies Ctrip, Caissa and Youth Travel Service said Wednesday they are no longer organizing trips to North Korea.

State-run media in and members of the public have been critical of hostile statements from North Korean leaders as the nation pursues a nuclear arsenal.

Caissa sales manager Zhao Cuili says most tourists are unwilling to go because of safety concerns.

The two biggest companies, International Travel Service and Travel Service, say they still offer multi- day trips to North Korea.

International Travel sales manager Zhao Haiwei says passengers must take North Korean airlines after the Civil Aviation Administration of suspended flights.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 13:57 IST