The tourism industry is hardest hit from the
MERS outbreak. How hard？
Korea′s central bank chief says the impact could drag down the country′s GDP growth
by point－one－percentage point this year. At a meeting with economists today，… Bank
of Korea Governor Lee Ju－yeol…. said… the number of overseas tourists dropped by
53 percent in June from a year earlier，… and he believes a rebound won′t be easy
in the crucial July－August summer vacation season.
He also encouraged Koreans to take their vacations within the country if possible，… as that
will help the domestic economy recover.