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Travel and Tourism - South Korea - February 2016

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?


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
INDEX TO TRAVEL & TOURISM ANALYST
Index grouped by geographic area
INDEX TO TTI DESTINATION REPORTS
Country reports
SPECIAL REPORTS INDEX
2003
2004
2005
2006

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