Visitor arrivals to South Korea up 20% in May-2019, resident departures up 3%

    South Korea‘s Tourism Organisation reported (24-Jun-2019) visitor arrivals to South Korea for May-2019. Details include:

    • Visitor arrivals: 1.5 million, +20.0% year-on-year;
      • China: 500,413, +35.2%;
      • Japan: 286,273, +26.0%;
      • Taiwan: 101,779, +15.3%;
      • US: 95,815, +13.3%;
      • Hong Kong: 57,026, -0.5%;
      • Thailand: 52,660, +1.5%;
      • Philippines: 50,569, +18.4%;
      • Russia: 32,955, +23.5%;
      • Vietnam: 44,416, +31.9%;
      • Malaysia: 31,217, +22.8%;
      • Singapore: 20,114, +1.8%;
      • Canada: 19,439, +4.2%;
      • Indonesia: 18,936, -0.6%;
      • India: 13,858, +19.2%;
      • Australia: 13,558, +8.7%;
      • UK: 11,522, +6.7%;
      • France: 10,395, +10.7%;
      • Germany: 10,103, +4.2%;
    • Resident departures: 2.4 million, +3.0%.