DAEJEON, Feb.2 (Korea Bizwire) – The city of Daejeon is becoming increasingly popular with Chinese tourists. To receive health checkups and tour local attractions, 300 Chinese tourists will visit Daejeon during the month of February.
According to the local government and the Daejeon Marketing Corporation, a total of 300 Chinese tourists will visit Daejeon this month in three groups, with the first group of 120 tourists kicking off the event.
The tourists will receive health checkups at medical centers in the area, and visit local tourist spots such as the National Science Museum, Solomon Park, Media Center and Money Museum.
Most of the tourists who visit Daejeon come in family units including teenage children. However, many tourists from Santung Province are visiting since a TV program on medical tourism in Daejeon was aired in the area.
The travels of the tourists visiting the area this month will also be documented by four broadcasters in China.
Daejeon plans to provide high quality medical services and create opportunities for tourists to experience the high-end science technologies the city has to offer.
While other cities are making new efforts to attract Chinese tourists, there is an increasing trend of facilities at already famous tourists spots such as Jeju Island banning Chinese tourists.
Although most of the area has shown hospitality towards Chinese visitors with road signs and menus written in Chinese, and a whole alley created for Chinese tourists, some businesses have chosen not to welcome Chinese visitors because of the supposed mess they create.
Industry officials in Jeju comment that the policies of each business cannot be controlled, and should be understood as an independent business style. “Some hotels which didn’t accept Chinese tourists are now hosting promotions to attract them.”
By M.H.Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)