Canadian Tourism To Korea Up For 10th Consecutive Year
Canadian tourist arrivals to Korea continued to increase for a 10th consecutive year in 2014, with the Canadian market showing a solid 9.8 % growth at 146,696. Canada is the 3rd largest long haul market for the Asian nation.
Korean officials say growth in Canadian arrivals is likely to continue through 2015 with the implementation of the Korea-Canada Free Trade Agreement (KCFTA).
Overall, Korea remained a popular destination for tourists in 2014, with international arrivals up a solid 16.6% year over year, for a total of 14,199,947 total arrivals.
The 14 millionth tourist arrival was recorded at Cheongju International Airport on December 29th, a milestone for tourism to Korea.
Doojo Kim, Director of the Toronto office of the Korea Tourism Organization is optimistic about 2015, stating: "We will continue to work closely with our industry partners to promote more new packages, developing further niche markets as well as promoting stopovers."