Sluggish economy hits Korea′s tourism industry this summer: poll 경기불황 탓…올해 여름휴

Sluggish economy hits Korea′s tourism industry this summer: poll   경기불황 탓…올해 여름휴


The summer just gone was one to forget for
Korea′s tourism industry on the whole. A poll by the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute
shows nearly 54 percent of tour businesses saw a decline in business compared to last
year. Over 60 percent of tour agencies, one-
to three-star hotels, amusement establishments and casinos had quieter summers amid the sluggish
economy. Businesses in the recreation sector and luxury
hotels were the most content. The latter offered discounts and seasonal
packages in August, in an effort to recover from the fallout of the MERS outbreak earlier
this year.

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