July 22, 2015 11:22
Many people are expected to take a vacation between Aug. 1 and 7 this summer, according to a survey by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
According to the survey of 9,000 families conducted early July, some 38.2 percent of respondents said they plan to go on vacation between Aug. 1 and 7, 28.5 percent between July 25 and 31 and 8.7 percent from Aug. 8 to 14.
Traffic leaving Seoul is expected to be the heaviest on Aug. 1 and traffic heading back to Seoul will be the worst on Aug. 2. The survey also predicts that Incheon International Airport will be the busiest on Aug. 2.
The respondents said they expect to spend an average of W640,000, a little more than last year's average of W618,000 (US$1=W1,156).
More than half of respondents said they have no plans to go on holiday this summer, mainly due to work or financial reasons.
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