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Gov’t Chooses Three Forest Paths on Jeju as Open Tourist Sites

Gov’t Chooses Three Forest Paths on Jeju as Open Tourist Sites

JEJU, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Three forest paths on Jeju Island, South Korea’s most popular vacation destination, have been designated by the government as ‘open tourist sites’ that ensure access to all. Open tourist sites ensure the right of access for persons with disabilities, seniors, families with infant babies, and other vulnerable groups by [...]

Jeju’s Tourism Industry Blamed for Ripping Off Visitors

Jeju’s Tourism Industry Blamed for Ripping Off Visitors

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite Jeju Island’s tourism industry being at risk due to the coronavirus outbreak, many consumers are voicing discontent due to the island’s poor tourism services. Netizens are blaming the island’s tourism industry for unreasonable prices, unfriendly workers and low quality customer service. “There is a virus in Jeju Island [...]

Jeju Island’s Top Export is Semiconductors

Jeju Island’s Top Export is Semiconductors

JEJU, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — When asked about Jeju’s main exports, the majority of people think of various marine products or citrus fruits. However, semiconductors were the top export for Jeju-based companies in 2019. According to statistics from the Korea Customs Service, semiconductors accounted for 47 percent of the total exports of US$140 million [...]

Jeju Eyes Suspending Visa-free Program for Chinese Visitors amid Virus Outbreak

Jeju Eyes Suspending Visa-free Program for Chinese Visitors amid Virus Outbreak

JEJU, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The Jeju provincial government said Thursday it is in talks with the justice ministry over a temporary suspension of a visa-free program for Chinese visitors amid continued concerns about China’s coronavirus outbreak. Since 2002, South Korea has implemented a visa-free system under which all foreign visitors, except for those [...]

Jeju Island Most Popular Venue for International Marriages

Jeju Island Most Popular Venue for International Marriages

JEJU, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The proportion of multicultural marriages on Jeju Island is the highest in the country, a recent report showed. According to data from the Jeju Branch of the Honam Regional Statistical Office, Jeju accounted for 6.6 percent (881 couples) of first-time newly married couples as of 2018. This figure is [...]