|International and Domestic Tourism
The majority of the South Korean tourist industry is supported by
domestic tourism. Thanks to the country's extensive Korea has an airport
and some cities, such as Seoul, Incheon, Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, and
Jeju, have airports serving international routes.
International tourists come primarily from nearby countries in Asia.
Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan together account for roughly 75%
of the total number of international tourists. In addition, the Korean wave
has brought increasing numbers of tourists from Southeast Asia.
International tourists typically enter the country through Incheon
International Airport, near Seoul, which in 2006 was found to be the
world's best airport. Some others enter through the country's other
international ports and airports, particularly Busan.
Through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and its constituent Korea
Tourism Organization (KTO), the South Korean government works
actively to support tourism within South Korea.