Friday, 15 November 2019

Seoul aims to attract 23m international visitors by 2022

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SEOUL: South Korean government said that it aims to attract 23 million international visitors by 2022, which is expected to create 960,000 new jobs in tourism and related industries.

The strategy – crafted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism – was unveiled during a meeting between President Moon Jae-in and government officials in Songdo in the port city of Incheon.

The plan comes as the country’s deficit in tourism more than doubled to US$13.8 billion in 2018, also marking the 17th consecutive year the number has been in the red.

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