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China-based N. Korea tourism agency suspends group tours

A China-based tourism agency said Friday it’ll stop all group travel packages to North Korea starting this week for about a month because of domestic affairs in the North.

Chinese tourists at a destination in North Korea (Yonhap)

China-based North Korea tour operator INDPRK announced it’ll stop all group package tours to the North starting Saturday through Sept. 5. The agency said your choice came as all hotels in Pyongyang shall undergo renovation for 20 days starting Saturday.

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Pundits, however, said the announcement might have been made because of potential stop by at Pyongyang by Chinese President Xi Jinping on the period.

North Korea has during the past restricted entry of foreigners citing different reasons once the country prepared for significant events.

Pyongyang can also be finding your way through the celebration of the 70th anniversary of its foundation on Sept. 9, they added.

“It really is believed that North Korea is finding your way through a significant event, or high-ranking officials are organizing a visit, due to the fact Pyongyang is restricting entry of foreigners on the peak tourism season, though it among its main resources of profit even,” a source in Beijing said. (Yonhap)