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An Analysis of Characteristics of Foreign Tourists Visiting South Korea by Region of the World: Focusing on the Cumulative Statistical Data of Foreign Tourists Visiting South

KYUNGHO HWANG 1 Ahyoung Yoon 2 CHUNG NAMHO 2 Koo Chulmo 2

1성균관대학교 미디어문화콘텐츠연구소
2경희대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether there are significant differences in the characteristics of foreign tourists visiting Korea including age, purpose of visit, and means of transportation according to the global region these tourists are from. This study used statistical data gathered from foreign tourists visiting Korea during the period from 2003 to 2016 as surveyed by the Korean Tourism Organization. The total cumulative number of foreign tourists was 15,427,051. The result of Chi-square analysis showed that there are significant differences in age, purpose of visit and means of transportation according to the global region of foreign tourists. In addition, we used correspondence analysis to visually examine the analysis results. This revealed that there were significant differences in spatial location related to the age, purpose of visit and means of transportation depending on the global region the foreign tourists hailed from. The current study presents theoretical and practical suggestions to revitalize tourist attractions for Foreigners by statistically analyzing the characteristics of foreign tourists visiting Korea.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.