Visitor arrivals to South Korea up 14% in Sep-2019, resident departures down 8%

    Korea Tourism Organisation reported (22-Oct-2019) visitor arrivals to South Korea for Sep-2019. Details include:

    • Visitor arrivals: 1.5 million, +14.2% year-on-year;
      • China: 541,350, +24.6%;
      • Japan: 251,119, +1.3%;
      • Taiwan: 102,758, +17.6%;
      • US: 90,819, +15.2%;
      • Hong Kong: 45,911, -7.5%;
      • Vietnam: 43,617, +16.4%;
      • Phillipines: 36,252, +8.5%;
      • Thailand: 36,052, +5.1%;
      • Russia: 30,266, +29.4%;
      • Malaysia: 28,020, -2.1%;
      • Indonesia: 19,309, +5.9%;
      • Canada: 18,213, +16.3%;
      • Singapore: 17,745, +15.6%;
      • Australia: 17,269, +12.8%;
      • UK: 13,325, +23.9%;
      • India: 12,716, +11.6%;
      • Germany: 12,670, +17.8%;
      • Mongolia: 10,900, -1.8%;
      • France: 10,242, +28.9%;
      • Uzbekistan: 9056, +13.8%;
    • Residents departures: 2.0 million, -7.9%.