Tourism and Leisure
The Korean government strives to build tourism and leisure infrastructure to meet the growing
demand of domestic and overseas tourism and inbound international tourists.
Inbound international tourists (2014)
* Source: Tourism Knowledge and Information System
Increase in high-spending tourists
Korea’s outstanding medical and beauty industries attract high-spending tourists who spend an average
USD 3,000 or more per person. The number of medical tourists in 2013 increased 3.5-fold from 2009
and Chinese, American and Japanese tourists accounted for the most.
* High-spending tourists: Spend an average USD 3,000 or more per person.
* Source: Tourism Knowledge Information System