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Travel and Tourism - South Korea - February 2016

This report looks at the following areas:

  • What are Korea’s chief tourism attractions?
  • How does tourism contribute to the Korean economy?
  • Who visits South Korea and why?
  • How far does the country’s infrastructure meet the needs of tourists?
  • What are the key factors shaping Korea’s tourism industry?
  • How might Korea’s tourism industry develop in the future?

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Table of contents

  1. South Korea: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

              • Cultural and historical attractions
                • Seoul
                  • Busan
                    • Gyeongju
                      • Yeosu
                        • Other cultural and historical attractions
                          • Natural attractions
                            • National parks
                              • Jeju Island
                              • Tourism and the Economy

                                  • Figure 1: South Korea’s GDP, 2008-19
                                  • Figure 2: Travel & tourism’s direct contribution to GDP, 2010-16
                                  • Figure 3: Expenditure of international tourists in South Korea, 2010-16
                                  • Figure 4: Travel & tourism’s direct contribution to employment, 2010-16
                              • Arrivals

                                  • International
                                    • Figure 5: International tourist arrivals in South Korea, 2010-16
                                    • Figure 6: International tourist arrivals to South Korea, by region, 2010-16
                                  • Key source markets
                                    • Figure 7: International arrivals, by top 10 source markets, 2010-16
                                  • China
                                    • Japan
                                      • Emerging markets
                                        • Domestic
                                          • Figure 8: Domestic tourism, 2010-16
                                          • Figure 9: Domestic travel & tourism spending in South Korea, 2010-16
                                      • Market Characteristics

                                        • International
                                          • Purpose of visit
                                            • Figure 10: International arrivals, by purpose of visit, 2010-15
                                          • Seasonality
                                            • Figure 11: Seasonality of international arrivals, 2012-14
                                          • Length of stay
                                            • Domestic
                                              • Purpose of visit
                                                • Seasonality
                                                  • Length of stay
                                                  • Transport

                                                      • Air
                                                        • Figure 12: Passenger traffic at South Korea's main international airports, 2009-15
                                                      • Road
                                                        • Rail
                                                          • Sea
                                                            • Figure 13: Cruise passengers arriving in South Korea, 2013-15
                                                        • Accommodation

                                                            • Figure 14: Tourist hotels, by classification, 2009, 2011 & 2013
                                                            • Figure 15: Rooms in tourist hotels, by classification, 2013
                                                            • Figure 16: Average occupancy rates in tourists hotels, 2008-15
                                                            • Figure 17: Supply & occupancy of tourist hotels, by region, 2013
                                                        • Tourism News

                                                          • What Next?

                                                              • Niche tourism
                                                                • MICE tourism
                                                                  • Medical tourism
                                                                    • Cruise tourism
                                                                      • Festival and events
                                                                        • Cultural tourism
                                                                          • Gaming tourism
                                                                            • Arrivals targets
                                                                              • Figure 18: Forecast for South Korea’s international tourism industry, 2016-25
                                                                              • Figure 19: Forecast for domestic travel & tourism spending in South Korea, 2016-25

                                                                          Travel and Tourism - South Korea - February 2016

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