In 2017, 13,335,758 foreigners visited South Korea, down 22.7% from a year earlier. Meanwhile, a total of 26,496,447 South Koreans went abroad during the period, up 18.4%.
Disney and the Hong Kong government are spending $1.4 billion on an expansion to the theme park, which should attract more visitors.
During the Chinese New Year holiday, 20,677 flights will serve routes between China and Thailand, an increase of 6% over last year’s festive season.
The EU would focus on attracting more Chinese travelers to lesser known destinations, and traveling outside the high season, said Elzbieta Bienkowska, EU Commissioner.
Last year, the scale of the Chinese winter sports industry reached 397 billion 60.17 billion and is expected to hit 600 billion yuan in 2020 and reach 1 trillion yuan in 2025.
China’s international tourists spend around $161 billion a year on travel, and as this number grows, so an increasing number of economies worldwide will remain eager to capture their share.
China became the largest source of tourists for Singapore in 2017 for the first time, and retained its top spot as the biggest tourist spenders here for the third year running.
Tokyo has overtaken Bangkok as the number one Chinese New Year destination for Asian travelers in 2018, a title held by Bangkok for the last two years.
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