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South Korean TV Dramas Lead to Tourist Boom: Destinations Pulse for April 4, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | April 04, 2016

South Korean TV Dramas Lead to Tourist Boom: Destinations Pulse for April 4, 2016

PHOTO: Seoul, South Korea (courtesy Thinkstock)

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