More Than 1 Million to Head Abroad Over Chuseok

  • By Chae Sung-jin

    September 14, 2017 11:24

    More than a million Koreans are expected to head abroad on vacation during this year's record 10-day Chuseok holiday, the Korea Tourism Organization said Wednesday.

    Last year, 400,000 people headed overseas over Chuseok. During the weeklong break in early May this year, 770,000 people went abroad. And over the Lunar New Year in late January, 410,000 left the country.

    In May, workers had to take days off to stretch the holiday, but this Chuseok everyone working a regular five-day week gets an official 10 days off.

    Mode Tour said the number of bookings to Europe rose 77 percent and to the U.S. 71 percent compared to last year, surpassing the increase for the usual favorites of Japan (up 37 percent) and Southeast Asia (up 42 percent).

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