SEOUL, South Korea – The Republic of Korea failed to meet its target of 10 million visitors in 2011, falling short by just over 200,000 people. Tourist authorities were pleased with an increase of 11% over 2010, when 8.8 million people visited the peninsula. Chinese were the most frequent visitors, totalling 3.29 million in 2011, up nine percent from a year earlier. The biggest increase was Malaysian tourists, which rose 38 percent due to the rise in the number of flights between the two countries.
Korea ranks seventh in Asian tourism, following China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Macau and Singapore. China and Malaysia were the only two Asian countries ranked in the top 10 in the world, ranked third and ninth respectively.
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