The Korea Herald


Korean tourists search for culinary information the most

By Lee Woo-young

Published : Feb. 14, 2014 - 19:47

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Travel information searched most frequently by Koreans turned out to be about restaurants, according to an online survey by the Korea Tourism Organization released this week. The organization surveyed 3,772 visitors to its travel information website. About 82 percent picked restaurants and local specialties, becoming the most-searched information, followed by transportation, and opening hours and admission fees for tourist spots. The posts that received the most hits were food trips such as “Finding the best patbingsu (shaved ice with red bean)” and “Top five culinary destinations in Korea.” The survey also found that Koreans travel to other provinces 5.9 times per year on average. Last year’s top popular destinations were Incheon and Gyeonggi Province, followed by Busan, its neighboring city of Ulsan, and Gangwon Province.