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Vietnam among top destinations for South Korean visitors

Vietnam is among the three most favorite destinations for South Korean tourists in Asia along with Taiwan and Japan, a report showed.

Vietnam among top destinations for South Korean visitors

Data from to South Korea-based KB Kookmin Card between January 1 – May 15 showed Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan and Thailand are particularly popular destinations for Korean tourists with the growth rates of 319%, 227%, 193% and 172% year-on-year, respectively.

Japan and Vietnam – the two countries chosen by Korean tourists to visit the most, still show their attractiveness, with increases of 222% and 163% respectively.

The number of air tickets to Vietnam booked by Korean tourists accounted for 12% of the total of air tickets for outbound tours, just after Japan with 52%.

According to KB Kookmin Card, the booking rate of air tickets by Korean holiday-makers increased in all regions, with the highest growth recorded for Asia with a year-on-year surge of 192%.

Travel agencies, airlines, and duty-free shops in the RoK witnessed respective revenue surges of 409%, 150% and 88% compared to the same period last year.

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