The Ministry of Justice said Wednesday that some 730-thousand Koreans left the country for overseas trips in November, down about 33 percent from a year earlier, marking the first decline since 2003 when the SARS epidemic hit the region.
The number of inbound foreign visitors increased 3% due in large part to the Japanese. According to a Korea Herald article:
The ratio of Koreans to Japanese on flights between Incheon and Narita has also been reversed from a year ago to 21-79. Japanese passengers' reservation rate for this month and January rose 35 percent and 26 percent, respectively, year-on-year, according to Korean Air.
Meanwhile, more Koreans are heading to Jeju-do.