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South Koreans Name New York City and L.A. as Holiday Destinations

Korea Times, news report, Posted: Nov 18, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO The Big Apple and the City of Angels were selected as two U.S. cities that will soon benefit from South Korean tourists and the Visa Waiver Program, reported the Korea Times. In a survey of 1,506 South Koreans conducted by a research institution and a tour company, 44.9 percent of the respondents chose New York City as their destination of choice. Los Angeles was chosen by 27.3 percent as the top pick. Other cities they wish to visit are Las Vegas, Honolulu, Hawaii, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. Starting Nov. 17, South Koreans can travel to the United States for up to 90 days without a visa. Korean news media has reported that about 1 million Koreans visit the United States every year, and this figure will increase two to threefold by the year 2016, resulting in more than $3 billion in annual spending by tourists.




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