[Graphic News] Korea's tourism income hits 17-year low in Q2 due to coronavirus

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : Sept 15, 2020 - 10:01
  • Updated : Sept 15, 2020 - 10:01

South Korea’s tourism income hit a 17-year low in the second quarter of this year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, government data showed.

For the April-June period, the country posted $1.19 billion in tourism income, down 78.6 percent from $5.57 billion over the same period last year, according to data from the Korea Tourism Organization.

From three months earlier, it tumbled 65.5 percent from $3.46 billion.

It is the lowest quarterly amount since 2003, when South Korea's tourism income recorded $1.11 billion. (Yonhap)