S. KOREANS BOOST OVERSEAS TRAVEL

S. KOREANS BOOST OVERSEAS TRAVEL

A total of 54,224 South Koreans traveled abroad in January, up 34 percent

from the same month last year, the state-run Korea National Tourism Corp. said.

The amount of money spent by the South Korean travelers abroad in January jumped to US$96.8 million, up 81.4 percent from the comparable month last year, KNTC officials said.The number of new passports issued in January also jumped to 30,569.