South Korean tourist population at all time high despite NK threats

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“I am confident that this situation will be resolved and that tourism from Korea is going to remain strong here,” said David Gossack, the Head of the Office for U.S. Commercial Service in Korea.

Guam – Recent threats from North Korea haven’t deterred the South Korean tourist population from visiting Guam. In fact, not only are they continuing to visit Guam, but according to the Commercial Minister from the US Embassy Korea, their numbers are growing.

David Gossack, the Head of the Office for U.S. Commercial Service in Korea told media today that the South Korean tourist population on Guam has grown by about 24% in the last year alone.

And despite North Korea’s fiery threats, those numbers haven’t seen any signs of decline as of late.

“I just flew down from Seoul yesterday, on Korean Airlines and I can tell you that the flight was completely full, obviously there is great concern with the current tension in the region, but I am confident that this situation will be resolved and that tourism from Korea is going to remain strong here,” Gossack said.

He added, “If you actually follow the sentiments from the North Korean government, the belligerent statement regarding the US states and South Korea is not uncommon, let’s put it that way.”

Gossack spoke to members of the Guam Visitor’s Bureau today about the rules, regulations, and standards regarding exporting strategies to foreign markets such as Korea.