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Korea’s tourism Competitiveness Ranking(Based on 2019)

In the national tourism competitiveness ranking in 2019,
Korea ranked 16th overall, and in a detailed ranking, it ranked 19th in tourism environment creation,
16th in infrastructure, and 24th in natural and cultural resources.

  • NO.162019

    Tourism competitiveness total

  • NO.192019

    Tourism environment

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  • NO.242019


※ Source: Tourism Knowledge Information System,
Travel Income by Country

China ranked first intravel income to Korea by country,with USD 5,630 million.
Southeast Asia, the United States,and Japan ranked secondas countries with thehighest travel income toKorea in 2020.

Travel Income by Country
Status of Korea's tourism industry (Based on 2015-2019)

In the past five years, the Korean tourism industry has grown as a whole.
In particular, due to the rapid growth of tourism businesses,
it can be seen that the number of employees and sales of tourism businesses grow together.

  • Number of tourism businesses
  • Number of employees in tourism business
  • Tourism business sales
※ Source: e-country indicator,
Sales volume by the type of tourism business

It can be seen that the Korean tourism industry is growing as a whole,
as sales of various types of tourism industries such as travel, tourist accommodation,
international conferences, and tourist facilities are on the rise.

  • Travel industry
  • Tourist accommodation business
  • International conference business
  • Tourist use facility business
※ Source: e-country indicator,

Tourist attractions in Seoul

Top 10 popular tourist spots in Seoul

Top 10 popular tourist spots in Seoul mobile

※ Source: Tourist Information System,, min_pic0
Seoul Tourism Competitiveness

Seoul is a city of harmony.
The nature, hanok buildings, and palaces hidden between many buildings further enhance the charm of Seoul
It is Seoul's unique landscape that harmonizes this diversity.

  • Seoul Images
    Seoul Images mobile
  • Seoul image in many buildings
    Seoul image in many buildings mobile
  • Seoul’s image of diversity
    Seoul’s image of diversity mobile
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