Visitor arrivals to South Korea up 23% in Apr-2019, strong growth in arrivals from China and Japan

    South Korea‘s Tourism Organisation reported (22-May-2019) visitor arrivals to South Korea for Apr-2019. Details include:

    • Visitor arrivals: 1.6 million, +22.8% year-on-year;
      • China: 493,250, +34.5%;
      • Japan: 290,092, +35.7%;
      • Taiwan: 113,072, +7.5%;
      • US: 102,524, +14.9%;
      • Thailand: 69,726, +7.7%;
      • Vietnam: 63,169, +24.5%;
      • Hong Kong: 76,104, +14.4%;
      • Malaysia: 43,726, +4.8%;
      • Philippines: 66,525, +35.6%;
      • Russia: 34,205, +9.2%;
      • Indonesia: 31,427, +12.6%;
      • Singapore: 23,307, +10.3%;
      • Canada: 21,361, +15.0%;
      • Australia: 19,938, +28.6%;
      • India: 12,933, +21.5%;
      • UK: 16,707, +25.0%;
      • Germany: 12,873, +17.8%;
      • France: 11,616, +14.2%;
    • Resident departures: 2.2 million, +0.7%.