According to the travel industry, Incheon International Airport Corporation expected the number of passengers at the airport to reach 1.23 million for the week of September 27 to October 3, 2023, during the Chuseok holiday.
This year’s Chuseok holiday has seen a shift in travel destinations, with a six-day long weekend. While Southeast Asia and Japan are still the best-selling destinations in South Korea, Europe is also gaining popularity as a long-haul destination, especially since Korean workers can take up to 10 days off if they use their annual leave.
The travel industry is expecting a full recovery in international travel demand after this year’s Chuseok holiday. The largest number of people traveling abroad during this holiday in Korea will be on September 28th.
추석 (Chuseok), also known as Korean Thanksgiving Day, is on August 15th of the lunar calendar.
It’s a three-day holiday, which includes the day before and after Chuseok.
Traditionally, all families gather to give thanks to their ancestors for the year’s harvest.
If interpreted word for word, 추석 means a night in autumn with the brightest moon.