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International Visitor Arrivals (2009)
International arrivals
7,817,533 up 926,692 or 13.4% on the previous year
Key Markets
Japan 3,053,111
China 1,342,317
U. S. A 611,327
Taiwan 380,628
Philippine 271,962
 
Annual Growth(%)
Japan 28.4
China 14.9
U. S. A. 0.2
Taiwan 18.9
Philippine -1.7
 
Purpose of Visit(%)
Holiday 72.5
Business 3.9
 
Annual Growth(%)
Holiday 22.5
Business -19.3
 
International Expenditure (2009)
Total Expenditure
9,387million down 332million or 3.4% on the previous year
Average expenditure per person
$1,200.8
Top Five International Markets - Average expenditure per person
Russia $1,892
Singapore $1,723
China $1,558
the Mideast $1,545
India $1,528
 
Commercial Accommodation (2009)
Guest Nights by Accommodation Type
Hotels 77.3%
Youth hotels, Guest houses 6.4%
School or company dormitories 4.2%
Resorts, Pensions 2.1%
Temples 0.1%
 
Domestic Tourism (2008)
Total Domestic Tourism(millions)
Day Trips 141
Overnight trips 267
Total nights 408
 
Total Expenditure(millions won)
Day trip spend 4,824
Overnight trip spend 10,818
Total domestic spend 15,641
 
Economic Contribution

Source : Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2010(WTTC)

Contribution to GDP
2010   7.1%
2020   7.5%
 
Tourism Employment
2010   8.1%
2020   8.5%
 
Capital Investment
2010   6.0%
2020   7.3%
 
Government Expenditures
2010   2.6%
2020   2.6%
 
Forecasts to 2015
International Visitors
2010   8,034,000
2015  10,060,000
 
International Visitors Expenditure(million)
2010   $8,781
2015   $10,995
 
Domestic Tourism(million)
2010   429
2015   503
 
Domestic Tourism Expenditure(million)
2010   17,308
2015   25,004
 
 
Source:
1) Korea Tourism Organization, Tourism Intelligence System
2) Korea Tourism Organization, International Tourist Surveys 2009
 



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