Who We Are
Juche Travel Services is a specialist travel agency that arranges tours to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, otherwise known as North Korea. The company is based in Kingston-Upon-Thames in South West London, UK. We started business in 2011 and, since then, have taken hundreds of satisfied customers to the country, arranging a wide variety of group, individual and special interest tours.
We are a small and simple setup, focused on customer service and real value rather than fancy marketing and gimmicks. Operating entirely online to reduce our overheads, our customers can take advantage of cheaper tour prices and a rapid and friendly response to any enquiry. We aim to answer all emails within 24 hours (normally we do so even quicker), and we always welcome telephone calls.
In our opinion, success in DPRK tourism is based largely on having a close, sustainable and long term relationship with our Korean hosts. In this regard, we have an excellent relationship with the Korea International Travel Company, the country’s principal national tourism company founded in 1952, and we correspond daily with their Beijing and Pyongyang offices. This allows us to provide our customers with first-hand, up to the minute knowledge and information concerning DPRK tourism and providing peace of mind to our customers. ‘On-the-ground’ expertise is assured thanks to our staff travelling regularly to the country, sustaining relationships and keeping an eye out for new opportunities.
We are endorsed by the Korea International Travel Company as an officially recognised DPRK travel agent, and we are also official worldwide sales agents of Air Koryo, the DPRK’s national airline and international bridge to the rest of the world. Furthermore, we are members of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, the world’s leading professional organisation for developing tourism in the Asia Pacific region. Last, but by no means least, we have a long list of satisfied customers from all over the world, and are only too happy to provide references to interested parties. You will find some of them in the testimonial section of the website.
If you have any further questions about us and our tours, then please do get in touch and we will answer them with pleasure.
Juche Travel Services is the trading name of Esher Enterprises Ltd., registered office at 2A Hight Street, Thames Ditton, KT7 0RY and registered in England and Wales, company number 11199569.