JEJU, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Jeju Island has attracted international media coverage of famous tourist attractions, including its renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak and Manjanggul Cave, in the run-up to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics.
Last Thursday, international media outlet Al Jazeera visited Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak and Manjanggul Cave, according to Jeju government officials.
Al Jazeera’s coverage, which focused on the future of Jeju Island as a tourist destination in light of China’s retaliation over the deployment of a THAAD missile system in South Korea, is set to be broadcast to 2.5 billion households in more than 100 countries sometime next month.
Last February, CNN’s video network Great Big Story produced a feature on Hallasan National Park, which is one of Jeju’s World Heritage Sites.
Malaysian travel TV channel Astro Maya also visited the island off the southern coast of South Korea to introduce its audience to the multitude of tourist attractions Jeju has on offer.
Apart from North American TV channels like NBC and CBC, which visited Jeju Island earlier this year, international media outlets including France TV and Japan’s TBS also covered famous tourist sites on the island last year.
To meet the growing international interest, Jeju is working with Google’s virtual reality application to help disseminate information and knowledge about its historic sites, with plans to regularly upload pictures and videos to the Google Cultural Institute, where 90 percent of the users are non-Koreans.