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'Hallyu' draws rising number of female tourists to Korea

2006/03/30 Source

"Hallyu", the Korean (pop culture) Wave, is becoming a magnet drawing female tourists here, the state-run tourism agency said on Wednesday (Mar. 29).

According to the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), females made up 44.2 percent of overseas tourists to South Korea in 2005, up 2.3 percentage points from the previous year.

The rate has risen from 33.1 percent in 1995, to 38.6 percent in 2003 and 41.9 percent in 2004.

KTO noted that the number of female travelers from Japan and China has surged since 2003. The number of Japanese travelers jumped 47.5 percent last year, while Chinese visitors increased 41.2 percent.

In a bid to prolong hallyu, South Korea's Gyeonggi provincial government has recently embarked on constructing "Hallyuwood", a cluster of cultural industries with a central emphasis on South Korean pop culture.

The complex, to be built near Seoul, will include an international business center, a theme park, a hotel, a venture startup center, studios for the movie industry and a museum, according to regional government officials.

Source : www.koreatimes.co.kr...

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