Korea Tourism Organisation forecasts 18m foreign visitors in 2019

    Korea Tourism Organisation president Ahn Young-bae said the group is targeting 18 million foreign visitors to South Korea in 2019 (Chosun, 19-Feb-2019). Foreign visitor arrivals to South Korea increased 15.1% year-on-year to 15.3 million in 2018, with arrivals from foreign tourists excluding China exceeding 10 million for the first time, according to Mr Ahn. Arrivals from main markets such as China and Japan did not reach record highs.