South Korea devotes all attention to Chinese tourists

Published on : Friday, March 20, 2015

MyeongdongChinese middle class tourists are finding South Korea to be a much favoured holiday destination.


It is estimated that about 4 million Chinese tourists visited South Korea in a year.

Most Chinese flock to Seoul’s busy shopping alleys of Myeongdong which is famous for its street shopping.


While passing by, one will hear a lot of Chinese sounds, as Chinese tourists engrossed in busy discussions lap up goodies that they find in good prices.

These tourists hailing from Hangzhou, in Southeastern China come to Korea for shopping.


They mostly shop for makeup products which they claim are available for throw away prices in Seoul.

Chinese tourists love to visit South Korea than any other country according to Chinese National Tourism Administration.


They love spending in huge numbers anywhere they go. Chinese travellers spent $100 billion overseas in 2012 which was double the amount they had spent two years before .

Obviously it is quite enticing for the South Koreans and the make up companies who realise that they are one of the principal attractions in luring Chinese tourists are training sales folks to engage Chinese tourists into greater buying.

Koreans are not only learning sales skills but are learning the Chinese language to communicate with the Chinese tourists.

Since Chinese tourists are willing to spend, it is all the more important that the Koreans who depend heavily on tourists to sell their products will have to use this opportunity in the best possible way.


Earlier they catered to Japanese tourists but ever since the flow has turned towards the China the Koreans have directed their concentration towards the Chinese.

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