JEJU, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — As South Koreans are essentially banned from travelling overseas due to the coronavirus outbreak, the southern island of Jeju is becoming an increasingly popular honeymoon destination.
As more newlyweds are considering spending time on Jeju, local hotels are scrambling to offer wedding packages.
The Shilla Jeju’s April sales for its ‘Sweet Honeymoon’ package for newlyweds more than doubled compared to March. In response, the hotel decided to extend the promotion by two more months until June.
Lotte Hotel Jeju is offering the ‘My Wedding Day’ package until June 30.
The package includes a cake inspired by Robert Indiana’s ‘Love’ sculptures as well as a bottle of wine, with a handwritten congratulatory letter and a special suite decorated with balloons of all shapes and colors.
“Reservation inquiries from newlyweds have jumped by approximately 35 percent since late February,” Lotte Hotel Jeju said.
The honeymoon package promotion, originally scheduled to expire in April, has been extended until June.
Jeju Island, once South Korea’s major honeymoon destination, fell out of favor in the 1990s when overseas honeymoons became more popular.
With the onslaught of the coronavirus outbreak, however, newlyweds are returning to the old honeymoon hotspot.
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