Chinese Tourists Brawl in South Korea as Travel Ban Is Set to End

August 29th, 2018
Chinese Tourists Brawl in South Korea as Travel Ban Is Set to End
To say that South Korea has a complicated relationship with Chinese tourism would be an understatement. South Korea used to be one of the most popular destinations for Chinese tourists, ranking as the second-most visited destination outside China in 2016. That soon came to an end after China imposed severe travel restrictions on South Korea, effectively barring tour groups from visiting the country, and virtually cutting the number of Chinese tourists in the country in half. The country has also seen perhaps the best and the worst of Chinese tourism. On Jeju Island, Chinese-driven overtourism has been a significant concern, and some locals even celebrated the Chinese tourism ban as it reduced congestion. At the same time, Chinese tourism has been a major boon for the South Korean economy, with Chinese consumers being important contributors to the bottom line of retail and gaming industries in the country. South Korea’s relationship ... read more
Source: on 2018-08-29By Daniel Meesak




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