Gulf tourists to Korea rises by 20%

South Korea saw a 20 percent increase in GCC tourists in 2005 compared to 2004.This is due to the liberalisation of visa formalities for Arabic travellers to the country. This boost has prompted the Korean Tourist Authority to expand its promotional activities in the region with the launch of a new campaign and an Arabic version of its web site.

“In the light of the changes on the international arena that positively reflected on tourism to our country, Korea today is a suitable and great alternative for the tourists from the Middle East and the Arabian Gulf in particular,” says Lee Chang Young, regional manager of the Korean Tourist Authority.