More than 60,000 foreign tourists will visit South Korea in the first half of the year, according to government data.
The number of foreign tourists who will arrive in South Korea by air and sea has increased from around 2,000 per day last year to around 8,000 by the end of this month.
Tourism is the main driver of economic activity in South Korean cities, but the country’s economy has been hit by the drop in the value of the South Korean won, which has fallen in recent years.
The economy is also struggling to make ends meet, and South Korea’s budget deficit has soared.
South Korean government spending on the economy has risen by almost 10 percent this year, to 5.7 trillion won ($4.8 billion), according to a report by the Korea Institute for Economic Research.
Foreigners are spending around 1.5 billion won ($1.1 billion) on travel and accommodation in the country this year.
The Tourism Bureau of Korea has also announced that a number of new tourism sites are being created in the capital, Seoul.
The new sites include the popular Bonsai park, a popular hiking trail and the iconic Mt.
Gwanghwamun, where tourists can find some of the best views of South Korea.