Posted On 2015/06/11 By In Business, Chinese Perspective, News, China Outbound, Destinations, Health With 430 Views

20% Chinese Tourists cancel Trips to Korea due to MERS Concerns

Around 20 percent of Chinese tourists have cancelled their trips to South Korea due to their increasing concern over the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak. It is estimated that about 100,000 tourist from China will cancel their trip to South Korea in June.

The Korea Tourism Organization says more than 20,600 tourists from China and other Asian countries have canceled trips to the country. An employee from a Chinese tourist agency China Comfort Travel says that they have received many inquiries about the disease situation in South Korea, and many of their clients have canceled trips or changed their schedule.

As the China National Tourism Administration and authorities in South Korea have not sent out any notice about prohibiting people leaving or entering South Korea, some travel agencies in China say the tourist groups will depart as planned.

South Korea is one of the top travel destinations for China, with more than 6 million Chinese people visited the country last year.


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Article: CRI News / Image: Christian Bucad

Around 20 percent of Chinese tourists have cancelled their trips to South Korea due to their increasing concern over the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak. It is estimated that about 100,000 tourist from China will cancel their trip to South Korea in June. The Korea Tourism Organization says more than 20,600 tourists from China and other Asian countries have canceled trips to the country. An employee from a Chinese tourist agency China Comfort Travel says that they have received many inquiries about the disease situation in South Korea, and many of their clients have canceled trips or changed their schedule. As the China National Tourism Administration and authorities in South Korea have not sent out any notice about prohibiting people leaving or entering South Korea, some travel agencies in China say the tourist groups will depart as planned. South Korea is one of the top travel destinations for China, with more than 6 million Chinese people visited the country last year. Learn more in our Global Ready China Seminars Sources: Article: CRI News / Image: Christian Bucad

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Stefan (from Austria, Europe) has been living, studying and working in China since 2010. Stefan has worked on several research, publication and consulting projects focusing on the China Travel Market. He holds two Masters degrees and is an expert on China Outbound Tourism, Marketing and Social Media in China. Stefan works with BMG on the Global Ready China Seminars as well as the Global Ready China News and related projects. He also has teaching engagements in the areas of eMarketing and Tourism Strategy.

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