Number of Foreign Visitors to Korea Rises in June


    July 25, 2019 11:27

    Some 1.48 million foreigners visited Korea in June, up 15.1 percent from 1.28 million in June last year, the Korea Tourism Organization said on Tuesday.

    The number of visitors from China was 475,007, up 25 percent from 379,891 a year earlier. The number of Japanese visitors was 282,476, up 20.1 percent on-year.

    The number of Taiwanese visitors reached a record high of 118,437, up 15.1 percent from 102,863 last year thanks to an increase in travelers on cruise ships, while added flights saw the number of visitors from the U.S. rise to 105,398, up 11.2 percent.

    The number of Koreans traveling overseas in June was 2.5 million, up 7.4 percent from 2.32 million, as more Koreans left the country for their summer holidays.

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