NGA Tearline: North Korea's Tourism Industry

In partnership with Stimson/38 North and written by Peter Makowsky, Jenny Town, Iliana Ragnone, and Ryan Kleissler

North Korea's tourism industry took a major hit in 2020 when the pandemic forced the country to close its borders. Once high-profile construction projects were effectively halted as priorities shifted toward domestically oriented projects. Despite a slow reopening to trade in 2022, activity at the North's key tourist sites remains largely unchanged.

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