Visitor arrivals to South Korea up 14% in 1Q2019, residents travelling abroad up 6%

    South Korea‘s Tourism Organisation reported (23-Apr-2019) visitor arrivals to South Korea for Mar-2019 and three months ended Mar-2019. Details include:

    • Mar-2019:
      • Visitor arrivals: 1.5 million, +12.4% year-on-year;
        • China: 487,623, +20.9%;
        • Japan: 375,119, +27.4%;
        • Taiwan: 98,510, +4.7%;
        • US: 84,275, +5.2%;
        • Thailand: 53,100, -4.7%;
        • Vietnam: 46,991, +24.8%;
        • Hong Kong: 46,068, -26.1%;
        • Malaysia: 40,789, +7.8%;
        • Philippines: 38,701, -6.0%;
        • Russia: 27,992, +8.8%;
        • Indonesia: 25,626, +26.8%;
        • Singapore: 22,105, -0.3%;
        • Canada: 18,670, -0.9%;
        • Australia: 12,263, +14.7%;
        • India: 10,646, +13.7%;
        • UK: 12,813, +4.5%;
        • Germany: 11,142, -0.9%;
        • France: 7469, +5.2%;
      • Resident departures: 2.3 million, +3.6%;
    • Three months ended Mar-2019:
      • Visitor arrivals: 3.8 million, +14.1% year-on-year;
        • China: 1.3 million, +26.6%;
        • Japan: 794,845, +26.2%;
        • Taiwan: 281,023, +8.9%;
        • US: 204,744, -0.6%;
        • Thailand: 133,654, -7.3%;
        • Hong Kong: 133,276, -9.7%;
        • Vietnam: 109,355, +39.4%;
        • Malaysia: 90,338, +9.5%;
        • Philippines: 98,468, -0.2%;
        • Russia: 73,187, +6.8%;
        • Indonesia: 62,583, +20.4%;
        • Canada: 44,681, -6.3%;
        • Singapore: 41,752, +2.0%;
        • Australia: 34,879, +12.0%;
        • UK: 30,837, -3.6%;
        • India: 27,626, +15.7%;
        • Germany: 24,858, -11.7%;
        • France: 18,873, -6.9%;
      • Resident departures: 7.9 million, +5.8%.