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Foreign tourists to Jeju spend more compared to other cities
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According to the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, credit card expenditure by foreign tourists to Jeju last year increased by 14.5 percent from 480 billion won in 2014 to 549.6 billion won.

This puts Jeju only behind Sejong among Sejong City, which recorded a 464 percent rise, among 17 cities and provinces.

For total spending, Jeju ranked fourth behind Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Busan.

Chinese tourists accounted for 82.3 percent of the spend, 365.2 billion won, with the Japanese spending 15.1 billion won, and visitors from Hong Kong 14.2 billion won.
Other big spenders came from Thailand, the US and Taiwan.
Almost half of spending was at duty free shops followed by accommodation, transportation, and food.

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