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No. of S. Korean visitors to Cuba jumps 50 pct in 2015: data

All News 09:38 January 28, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) -- The number of South Koreans visiting Cuba jumped 50 percent last year compared with the previous year, a South Korean government agency said, citing official Cuban data.

More than 7,500 South Koreans traveled to the Caribbean nation in 2015, up from some 5,000 in 2014 and 3,000 in 2010, the Havana office of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) said Wednesday (local time), citing Cuban government data.

Most of the visitors were couples on honeymoon, families, members of academic bodies or those taking part in cultural events.

Many college students also visited Cuba while backpacking across Central and South America, KOTRA said.

Meanwhile, the total number of foreigners visiting Cuba rose 17.6 percent to 3.14 million, the data showed.

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