South Korean travel industry taps into Taiwan, Hong Kong teenagers

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From Yonhap News Agency

From Yonhap News Agency

Seoul, April 17 (CNA) The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) said it plans to attract more than 3,000 students on school tours from Taiwan and Hong Kong this year.

About 1,000 Taiwan and Hong Kong students visited South Korea on school tours from January to April 13, up about 600 year-on-year, the

KTO said, and it considers Taiwan and Hong Kong as the country's No. 2 market for school tours for teenagers.

In 2016, 1,407 students from Taiwan and Hong Kong visited South Korea on school tours.

Japan has been South Korea's top market in the segment, but the number of Japanese students visiting South Korea has steadily declined since 2012.

KTO is hoping to attract 3,500 Japanese students to the country this year, up from 2,800 in 2016.

(By Chiang Yuan-chen and Kuo Chung-han)

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