N Korea cruises into tourism market

With the country's economic reserves depleting, reclusive state is now venturing into global markets.

    Cash-strapped North Korea is hoping to attract foreign tourists. The country has launched its first ocean cruise.

    Tourists are given a colourful sendoff by hundreds of North Koreans gathered at the port.

    Onboard though, compartments are cramped and, facilities and services are poor, unlike regular cruise liners.

    It may not be everyone's idea of a cruise, but tourists travelling with Al Jazeera's Anu Nathan were thrilled to be sailing to foreign shores.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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