Does anyone believe that North Korea’s ski resort will attract 5,000 customers a day?
North Korea reportedly expects to attract 5,000 customers a day to a ski resort leader Kim Jong-un is building and make US$62.5 million per year from it.
The ski resort is at the mountain pass of Masikryong 768 m above sea level in Munchon, Kangwon Province, along the Wonsan-Pyongyang highway.
The website NK News on Monday reported the figures based on a planning document from the North’s Ministry of Sports and Kangwon Provincial People’s Committee.
It quoted the document as saying, “North Korean customers from nearby provinces will form the backbone of anticipated demand, followed by international tourists from surrounding nations.”
“By charging $50 per person [for 250 days per year], the People’s Committee in Kangwon Province and Ministry of Sports anticipate a net revenue stream of $62.5 million from the ski resort per year, of which $43.75 million will be profit,” the document says. [Chosun Ilbo]
You can read more at the link, but the only way I see them hitting this number is if they open it to South Korean tourists to visit. Either that or it is just a big scam to get money from investors.