Visitor arrivals to South Korea up 14% in Aug-2019, resident departures down 4%

    South Korea‘s Tourism Organisation reported (23-Sep-2019) visitor arrivals to South Korea for Aug-2019. Details include:

    • Visitor arrivals: 1.6 million, +14.0% year-on-year;
      • China: 578,112, +20.9%;
      • Japan: 329,652, +4.6%;
      • Taiwan: 109,273, +8.7%;
      • USA: 86,586, +12.0%;
      • Hong Kong: 65,958, +4.0%;
      • Vietnam: 43,583, +17.5%;
      • Philippines: 41,817, +37.3%;
      • Thailand: 32,830, +15.1%;
      • Malaysia: 20,520, +6.8%;
      • Indonesia: 18,210, +15.3%;
      • India: 17,001, +60.2%;
      • Canada: 16,700, +13.7%;
      • Australia: 13,647, +17.9%;
      • UK: 13,116, +17.8%;
      • Singapore: 13,008, +9.8%;
      • France: 12,984, +21.1%;
      • Germany: 11,159, +11.5%;
    • Resident departures: 2.4 million, -3.7%.