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More Koreans travelling
 
Bangkok  (2006-02-07)

THE number of Koreans travelling abroad passed the 10 million mark for the first time in 2005, growing at a rate of 14.2 per cent for the year.

The upturn helped drive arrivals figures to new heights in popular destinations among Korean travellers such as China, Japan and the US.

The 2005 statistics just released from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Korea Tourism Organization show that the most popular destination regions were Asia (72.6 per cent), the Americas (8.1 per cent), Europe (5.8 per cent), and the Pacific (4.5 per cent).

China and Japan were the most popular Asian destinations and Germany and the UK were the most popular European destinations.

Travel for pleasure accounted for 60 per cent of Koreans' trips, while 22.5 per cent were business trips.

Korea's inbound tourism sector is also booming, with 6.02 million arrivals in 2005, up 3.5 per cent on 2004 and passing the six million mark for the first time.

 
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