Indian arrivals increase by 47.9% in South Korea in first half of 2016

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South Korea played host to 88,917 tourists from India in the first seven months of 2016, registering a growth of 47.9 percent when compared to the same period last year.

It was mainly to due to the determined efforts of the Korea Tourism Organisation’s office in New Delhi that this growth was achieved. Endeavours of the tourism board to raise awareness among the travel trade partners to promote Korea in the best possible way, the aggressive business attitude adopted by the DMCs (destination management companies) and touching base with the end-customer through strategic media platforms are said to have been have been the crucial causes for increase in tourists outflow to Korea.

Travel Trends Today quotes Korea Tourism Organisation Director Byungsun Lee as saying that more than 150,000 Indian tourists visited South Korea in 2015 and they have touched close to 90,000 in the first seven months. Lee said that these factors strengthened their confidence of overtaking the last year’s numbers. They have reportedly broadened their efforts and positioned South Korea as a favoured leisure destination among different tourist segments, which include families, adventure enthusiasts and honeymoon couples with the advent of the festival season, which would later be followed by the winter holidays.

This interest evinced by Indian travellers coincides with the concomitant growth in the air connectivity. Korean Air is said to be launching its Delhi operations in December with the frequency being increased to five times a week. On the other hand, Asiana Airline has hiked its operations originating from Delhi five times a week, up from the previous three. It also has plans to operate daily in the days to come.

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