South Korea

South Korea

Global context

International tourism expenditure (US$bn)25.3
Global rank for international tourism expenditure8
Number of outbound visits (m)22.2
Most visited destinationChina
Most visited destination in Western EuropeFrance

Key demographic and economic data

Population (m)50.3
GDP per capita (US$)27,404
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)3.5
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)2.6

Inbound visits to Britain

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Access to Britain from South Korea

Weekly aircraft departures21
Weekly seat capacity5,667
Airports with direct routes in South Korea1
Airports with direct routes in Britain1
  • There are 21 direct flight departures to Britain a week, with a total capacity of 5,667 seats a week*
  • One airport in South Korea serves one British airport*
  • The current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for the South Korea is £73

*2016 data


Exchange rate

1 GBP = 1446.0888 KRW

As of 22 June 2017

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