Despite the tenuous political situation, North Korea is one of the top destinations for western intellectuals, businesspeople and travelers who want to better understand a country in transition.
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 15, 2013
Today, Uri Tours, an American provider of travel services to North Korea, became the first company in the world to offer an automated system that lets travelers book and pay for tours to North Korea online.
In connection with the launch of Uri Tours' online booking system, the company's President and CEO, Andrea Lee, remarked: “Contrary to popular belief, both the U.S. State Department and the North Korean government allow U.S. citizens to travel to North Korea. We have seen measurable change in the region as a direct result of western tourism and we think that this type of interaction and cultural dialogue is good for both North Korea and the international community. Despite the tenuous political situation, North Korea is one of the top destinations for western intellectuals, businesspeople and travelers who want to better understand a country in transition. We are proud to be at the cutting edge of global travel and to be the first company to offer a simple, secure way to book tours to North Korea online.”
The company also announced that it is promoting the launch of its online booking system by offering a $200 discount to the first 50 customers to book online.
In addition to the launch of its online booking system, the company is also launching complementary tour offerings in South Korea and China. Ms. Lee commented that “many people have expressed an interest in seeing the entire Korean peninsula, and we are happy to afford our customers the opportunity to experience both the North and South Korean perspectives in a single journey.”
About Uri Tours: Uri Tours is a New Jersey based company focusing on North Korea travel. The company offers tours to North Korea and is the sole ticketing agent in the Americas for Air Koryo, the national airline of North Korea. The company also provides travel services in China and South Korea. Clients of the company include The School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, The Pacific Council on International Policy, The Associated Press, Global Exchange and others.