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Busan Boasts Increasing Cruise Passenger Numbers

By ,   October 6, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

The number of cruise ship passengers visiting Port Busan (Korea) has significantly increased during 2019-H1. The city government announced on Thursday that the number of cruise ship tourists had risen 30,5% (to 93,919) in the period January-June - up from 71,980 during 2018-H1.

Port of Busan (South Korea)

Including crew, the total visitor numbers stood at 135,906, which is up 30.3%. Some 32,046 cruise passengers were from Japan, followed by the United States with 13,948, Taiwan - 10,033 and Australia - 8,663.

Taiwanese passengers have increased by 212%, while Australians - 75%, Americans - 40.1% and Japanese - 19.2%.