(measure: thousand tourists; Source: World Tourism Organization)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: Tourist departures
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1995 to 2018. The average value for South Korea during that period was 11595 thousand tourists with a minimum of 3067 thousand tourists in 1998 and a maximum of 28696 thousand tourists in 2018.
The latest value from 2018 is 28696 thousand tourists. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 90
countries is 12673 thousand tourists.
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Definition: International outbound tourists are the number of departures that people make from their country of usual residence to any other country for any purpose other than a remunerated activity in the country visited. The data on outbound tourists refer to the number of departures, not to the number of people traveling. Thus a person who makes several trips from a country during a given period is counted each time as a new departure.