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Thousands of Chinese Cruise Passengers Refuse to Disembark in Jeju amid Diplomatic Woes

Thousands of Chinese Cruise Passengers Refuse to Disembark in Jeju amid Diplomatic Woes

JEJU, South Korea, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) – More than 3,400 Chinese tourists chose not to get off their cruise ship after arriving at the Port of Jeju last Saturday afternoon, amid South Korea-China conflict over the THAAD missile systems that has rapidly deteriorated in recent weeks.  Shocked and intimidated by the collective hostility, 31 [...]

Jeju Hosts Horse-Riding Marathon

Jeju Hosts Horse-Riding Marathon

JEJU, South Korea, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Jeju hosted the 2017 Jeju Horse Endurance Festival on Sunday, organized by the Korea Halla-Horse Association.  Some 500 equestrians from Korea and overseas participated in the contest, with athletes competing in three events – 10-kilometer, 20-kilometer, and 30-kilometer races – in individual and team categories.  Endurance riding [...]

Jeju Opens Two Walking Trails in Mongolia

Jeju Opens Two Walking Trails in Mongolia

JEJU, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The Jeju Tourism Organization, in coordination with local tourism bodies in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, is opening two “Mongolian Olle Trail” routes in June, inspired by the famous Jeju Olle Trail on the South Korean island.  The first route, stretching 14.5 kilometers in distance, starts at (and returns to) a village [...]

Gov’t to Spend over 4 Tln Won for Development of Ports in Jeju, Donghae

Gov’t to Spend over 4 Tln Won for Development of Ports in Jeju, Donghae

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The government said Wednesday that it plans to spend 4.22 trillion won (US$3.48 billion) to upgrade seaport facilities and strengthen logistics functions on the country’s southern resort island of Jeju and the eastern port city of Donghae.  According to the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries, a total of 2.45 [...]

Jeju Crime Wave Prompts Installation of Scream-Triggered Smart Alarms in Public Restrooms

Jeju Crime Wave Prompts Installation of Scream-Triggered Smart Alarms in Public Restrooms

JEJU, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – In an effort to temper the rising crime rate on Jeju Island – one of Korea’s most popular holiday destinations – municipal officials from the two biggest cities on the island, Jeju and Seogwipo, have decided to equip public restrooms with smart alarms triggered by noises indicating a criminal [...]

Budget Accommodations See Rapid Growth on Jeju Island

Budget Accommodations See Rapid Growth on Jeju Island

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The latest economic report by the Bank of Korea indicated that budget accommodations have grown increasingly popular this year on Jeju Island, one of the most popular holiday destinations in South Korea.  According to the report, total hotel revenue increased by only 1.8 percent to 58 billion won ($49.5 [...]