Date
20 November 2017

Record 4 mln Chinese tourists flock to S Korea, Yonhap says

The number of Chinese tourists to South Korea rose 53.4 percent year on year to 4.05 million in the 11 months to November, the first time it has passed the 4 million mark and that China has been the South Korea’s biggest source of foreign visitors, Yonhap news agency reported Sunday, citing data from South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The total was well up on the 2.83 million Chinese tourists who made the trip in 2012. The jump was mainly attributed to yuan appreciation and the South Korean government easing visa restrictions, the report said.

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