Chinese tourists to Korea Crazy shopping

Chinese tourists to Korea Crazy shopping

Spring Festival this year, sales of department stores in Korea has grown exponentially thanks to the influx of Chinese tourists. The head office is located in Myeong-dong shopping New World, Chinese tourists said while receiving the Spring Festival 2.5-3 times the usual number.

Chinese tourists

Chinese tourists

Media of South Korea have recently reported that the Spring Festival this year, sales of department stores in Korea has grown exponentially thanks to the influx of Chinese tourists. Travel agents, cheap, convenient visa is said, what South Korea free exercise of choice for Chinese tourists.

Data: a person spends the equivalent of buying a car

According to Yonhap news during the Spring Festival, a large influx of Chinese tourists at major retailers in Korea.

Lotte Department Store, said that during the Spring Festival January 31 to February 9, CUP card transactions from the point of view of Chinese sales increased 125% for three consecutive years to achieve triple digit growth.

The head office is located in Myeong-dong shopping New World, Chinese tourists said while receiving the Spring Festival 2.5-3 times the usual number.

Chinese tourists preferred brand sales doubled last year, jewelry and watches category sales have increased more than 2.5 times last year. Per capita sales of 30 million won (about RMB 16.9558 million) and 100 million won range.

If the brand of local common modern Korean car, for example, the price of 60,000 to 300,000 yuan, Chinese tourists per capita sales in the local purchase can buy a modern mid-size car.

Reporters spotted yesterday morning at the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Web Site for the latest Korean Chinese statistics, the per capita consumption of Chinese tourists in Korea amounted to $ 2.317, followed by reporter compared the other major tourist destinations data in 2012, found that Korea was more than luxury goods in France, ranking second.

Analysis: South Korea in the free exercise of the option

Travel agents Spring Festival this year statistical exercise cities, urban basic Korea ranked first, two, why so many tourists to South Korea? Number of travel agencies, he said, mainly because the reasons for the cheap and convenient visa.

Reporter asked travel agents Spring Festival launched the fare of Korea, a Seoul three days of exercise basically remained around 2,000 yuan, while the domestic price of the same product from the same number of days, visitors can choose Jiangzhe tour.

Tour of South Korea pushes prices lower, mainly due to the annual tourist season, and airlines are the main focus of fighting agencies seats, seats quite favorable season, the airline gave fine, so around $ 2000 for sale price, basically to keep the cost of the travel agencies.

Meanwhile, the South Korean visa easily, such as household registration in Beijing Visitor, or 5 years, had traveled visited the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries, tourists, only application form, photographs, passport, ID card can be handled directly.

In addition, visitors to Korea, more shopping. Haitao Tourism Marketing Manager Sunli Chan said, because of China close, in addition to products care skin free local taxes and the price is very cheap, as many tourists to South Korea for its shopping. “You want to buy a new season clothes and bags, and a direct hit on a ‘fly’ to South Korea to buy some, who to go to France to be much more convenient.”

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