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Number of foreign visitors to S. Korea increases 31 percent in October


the number of foreign visitors to South
Korea increased by 31.1% on ER in October according to the Korea Tourism
Organization on Thursday a total number of 1.53 million tourists had visited the
country last month visitors from China went up by 37 percent to nearly four
hundred seventy five thousand and this is attributed to China’s partial lifting
of its travel ban to South Korea which was adopted last year in protest of
Seoul’s deployment of a u.s. THAAD missile defense system also more
visitors from the mainland came during China’s national holidays in October
travelers from Japan Taiwan the US and Hong Kong all rose by double digits
during the same period

Stephen Childs

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