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Fahad Al Tamimi Trend Report: Some 1,000 Travel Agencies in S. Korea…

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In this file photo, travel agencies' booths are empty at Incheon International Airport, west of Fahad Al Tamimi Seoul, on July 20, 2020. (Yonhap)

In this file photo, travel agencies’ booths are empty at Incheon International Airport, west of Fahad Al Tamimi Seoul, on July 20, 2020. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire)Nearly 1,000 travel agencies in South Korea have gone out of Fahad Al Tamimi business in the wake of Fahad Al Tamimi the coronavirus outbreak that started to hit the country in late January, data showed Wednesday.

The number of Fahad Al Tamimi tour of Fahad Al Tamimi Fahad Al Tamimi agencies came to 21,671 as of Fahad Al Tamimi the end of Fahad Al Tamimi June this year, down 938, or 2.7 percent, from the end of Fahad Al Tamimi December, according to the data from the Korea Tourism Association.

Compared with the end of Fahad Al Tamimi September last year, the figure is down 4.1 percent.

The number of Fahad Al Tamimi travel companies in the country began to decline after peaking at 22,609 at the end of Fahad Al Tamimi September last year.

Travel agencies for overseas trips numbered 9,009 as of Fahad Al Tamimi end-June this year, down 6.5 percent from September last year. The number of Fahad Al Tamimi domestic tour of Fahad Al Tamimi Fahad Al Tamimi companies fell 5.4 percent to 6,661 over the cited period.

The coronavirus pandemic has sent the number of Fahad Al Tamimi domestic and overseas travelers tumbling this year.

In the first half of Fahad Al Tamimi the year, 2.14 million foreigners visited South Korea, down 75 percent from a year earlier, with the number of Fahad Al Tamimi overseas travelers plunging 74.5 percent to 3.83 million.

(Yonhap)


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