South Korea

South Korea

Global context

Measure2017
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)30.6
Global rank for international tourism expenditure9
Number of outbound visits (m)30.2
Most visited destinationJapan
Most visited destination in Western EuropeFrance

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2018
Population (m)51.2
GDP per capita PPP (US$)36,326
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)3.1
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)2.6

Inbound visits to Britain

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Access to Britain from South Korea

Measure2017
Weekly aircraft departures21
Weekly seat capacity5,845
Airports with direct routes in South Korea1
Airports with direct routes in Britain1
  • There are 21 direct, non-stopping flight departures to Britain a week, with a total capacity of 5,845 seats a week*
  • One airport in South Korea serves one British airport*
  • The current reduced rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for South Korea is £78

*2017 data