Visitor arrivals to South Korea up 8% in Oct-2019, arrivals from China up 19%

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

    • Visitor Arrivals: 1.7 million, +8.4% year-on-year;
      • China: 567,695, +19.4%;
      • Japan: 248,541, -14.4%;
      • Taiwan: 127,944, +28.0%;
      • US: 101,099, +3.1%;
      • Thailand: 65,878, +9.9%;
      • Hong Kong: 65,544, +6.6%;
      • Vietnam: 64,820, +17.0%;
      • Philippines: 55,394, +6.5%;
      • Malaysia: 45,354, +11.3%;
      • Russia: 33,379, +18.6%;
      • Indonesia: 28,494, +14.3%;
      • Singapore: 24,719, +13.5%;
      • Canada: 20,624, +2.2%;
      • Australia: 16,251, +9.0%;
      • UK: 15,911, +15.2%;
    • Korean Departures: 2.2 million, -8.3%.