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Travelers from Japan to Korea Last year increased by 11% Over 3 million for the first time in 7 years

2020-01-22T14:07:02.342Z

Over the past year, the number of Japanese tourists visiting Korea has increased by 11% compared to the previous year, exceeding 3 million for the first time in seven years. On the other hand, from October 12…



Tourists from Japan to Korea Last year increased by 11% Over 3 million people for the first time in 7 years January 22nd at 23:00

Over the past year, the number of Japanese tourists visiting Korea has increased by 11% compared to the previous year, exceeding 3 million for the first time in seven years. On the other hand, from October to December, the third consecutive month was lower than the previous year, and it is thought that the suspension of air routes connecting Japan and Korea and the reduction in flights were affected.

The Korea Tourism Organization announced on July 22 the number of visitors to Korea during the past year, of which approximately 3.27 million came from Japan, more than 300,000, or 11%, from the previous year. Increased.

It is the first time in seven years since 2012 that the number of tourists from Japan has exceeded 3 million.

The Korea Tourism Organization analyzed that the influence of the yen's appreciation and the increased popularity of travel to Korea, especially among younger generations, due to the so-called `` instagram '' places, such as places with good views, were analyzed. I am.

On the other hand, if we look at the number of tourists from Japan on a monthly basis, in the first half all months increased by more than 20% compared to the same month of the previous year, but in the second half the growth rate slowed down and After the month, it has fallen below the previous year for three consecutive months.

The Korea Tourism Organization said in July of last year that the Japanese government strictly controlled exports to South Korea, and the number of Koreans visiting Japan has dropped sharply, resulting in suspension of air routes connecting Japan and South Korea and reduced flights. Has been analyzed to have influenced the succession of.

Source: nhk

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