International Tourism (Number of Departures) in South Korea

Number of international tourist departures reached 26.5 mil in 2017 in South Korea, according to Eurostat. This is 18.4 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, number of international tourist departures in South Korea reached an all time high of 26.5 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 3.07 mil in 1998. When compared to South Korea's main peers, number of international tourist departures in China amounted to 143 mil and 17.9 mil in Japan in 2017.

South Korea has been ranked 13th within the group of 91 countries we follow in terms of number of international tourist departures, 6 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The number of departures that people make from their country of usual residence to any other country for any purpose other than a remunerated activity in the country visited.


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