Nine out of ten Koreans who took a trip overseas this year want to do it again next year, a survey suggests.
In the survey of 1,000 people by the Korea Tourism Organization released Monday, 90.3 percent of respondents said they want to go abroad again next year.
Some 62.5 percent said in the summer. Their favorite destinations are Asian countries, with Japan taking up the largest proportion or 48.7 percent, followed by Vietnam (36.8 percent) and Thailand (29.2 percent).
Only 16.7 percent want to visit China in the wake of the spat over the deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery from the U.S. here and Chinese boycott.
Respondents went overseas on average 2.6 times from January to September, up 0.5 times on-year. Their overseas trips more than doubled over the past four years. They stayed overseas for an average of 5.9 days, up from 5.7 days on-year.
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