South Koreans travelling again
Last month South Korea removed requirments for self isolation when arriving in the country. With the removal of the seven day stand-down period many Koreans who have avoided international travel are preparing to once again holiday, study and do business overseas.
According to bookings at travel agency company HanaTour, the Americas and Europe and Southeast Asia are among the most popular regions
While New Zealand was a popular destination for Koreans, the messy MIQ system left a bad impression on many. Now that the MIQ system has been removed, we can expect a return in interest from Koreans.
Before the Covid19 pandemic Korea was New Zealand’s fifth largest source of tourists, and fourth largest source of international students by spend.