Demand for winter South Korea has become more active
Tour operators working in the South Korean destination are recording a steady demand for winter tours to South Korea. Sales dynamics vary from company to company.
Anex, Pac Group, China Travel and Intourist talk about moderate but stable demand.
“There is demand for South Korea, but, of course, the volumes cannot be compared with the driving destinations of the winter season,” Anex notes.
The Itm group company observes a similar picture, talking about good, but not excessive demand. And Russian Express records high demand for South Korean tours, not only for the New Year period, but also for the spring - up to April inclusive.
Many surveyed tour operators report about good booking depth. Anex, for example, also already has bookings for April.
Many tourists also bought tours for the New Year holidays in South Korea in advance, including in order getting rooms in the desired hotels.
“The bulk of bookings for the New Year occurred in October, since this is the time when tourists can still book the desired hotels and good guides for the New Year period. In South Korea, there is a problem of shortage of Russian-speaking guides,” said Itm group.
Itm group clarified that the most popular departure dates are tours starting on December 27, 28 and January 2 for a week.
Russian Express tourists who want to spend the New Year holidays in South Korea also mostly buy tours that include New Year's Eve. “Mainly, excursion tours are booked for vacation dates,” Russian Express reports.
And tourists from Pac Group and Anex mainly choose the beginning of January for their holidays. Pac Group most often books excursion tours with arrival dates in early January for 5-7 nights.