Koryo Tours said on its Web site that Pyongyang had lifted its long-running practice of closing North Korea to visitors for a month during the Christmas holidays.
"We have just heard from our partners that this is no longer the case and the country will stay open to tourists all year round," Koryo Tours said.
The reported step is the latest in a series of moves softening North Korea's recent hard line toward South Korea. Some analysts told South Korea's Yonhap news agency the government was most likely looking to tourists to increase the flow of foreign hard currency.
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