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Growing strength of won will draw Korean visitors

By Jeff Chung

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 13, 2014

~~<p>We could see a spike in Korean visitors this summer, with the U.S. dollar weakening against the South Korean won.</p>
<p>Just last year the rate was around 1,130 won to $1. This week it's close to 1,011 won to $1, and some economists predict it will fall below the 1,000 mark. Great for Korean visitors coming to Hawaii but bad for locals who wish to visit South Korea.</p>
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We could see a spike in Korean visitors this summer, with the U.S. dollar weakening against the South Korean won.

Just last year the rate was around 1,130 won to $1. This week it's close to 1,011 won to $1, and some economists predict it will fall below the 1,000 mark. Great for Korean visitors coming to Hawaii but bad for locals who wish to visit South Korea. Login for more...



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