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Extended Stays are Latest Trend for S. Koreans Looking for Breakaway

Extended Stays are Latest Trend for S. Koreans Looking for Breakaway

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The staple “chop, chop” dynamic or “ppali ppali” (“hurry” in Korean) culture in modern Korea is hardly an exception when it comes to traveling. Going on a trip somewhere, whether local or abroad, still connotes a rushed schedule of visiting as many places as possible during a weeklong holiday [...]

Demand for Electric Cars on Jeju Island Outstrips Supply

Demand for Electric Cars on Jeju Island Outstrips Supply

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Electric car manufacturers have been unable to supply promised cars to the public on time. According to the provincial government of Jeju, 1,015 new electric cars were registered on the island during a period of six months between February and July, which is just 25.3 percent of the initial [...]

Number of Officials Overlooking Yemeni Refugee Crisis Increased to 10

Number of Officials Overlooking Yemeni Refugee Crisis Increased to 10

SEOUL, Jul. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Justice revealed yesterday that six additional immigration officers were posted to the Immigration and Naturalization Service on Jeju Island in charge of refugee procedures in order to speed up processing for Yemeni nationals who have applied for refugee status. With the new staff, the total number [...]

First Electric Car Battery Recycling Center Coming to Jeju Island

First Electric Car Battery Recycling Center Coming to Jeju Island

JEJU, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A recycling facility for used electric car batteries will be established for the first time in the nation on Jeju Island, a popular holiday destination off the south coast of South Korea. The Jeju provincial government announced yesterday that the groundbreaking ceremony for the facility will take place at [...]

South Korean Travelers Divided Over Staying at Guesthouses

South Korean Travelers Divided Over Staying at Guesthouses

SEOUL, Mar. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Guesthouses continue to gain popularity in South Korea amid a growing number of solo travelers, but some are choosing to forgo these small lodgings establishments following a number of crimes targeting vulnerable guests. According to data from big data analysis firm Daumsoft, the number of online posts mentioning ‘guesthouses’ jumped [...]

Jeju Announces Safety Measures for Solo Travelers at Guesthouses

Jeju Announces Safety Measures for Solo Travelers at Guesthouses

JEJU, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Government authorities from Jeju Island, one of South Korea’s most popular tourist destinations, have unveiled plans to further ensure safety for solo travelers staying at guesthouses on the island. Under the new safety plans, a safety certification system will be introduced to recognize ‘safe’ lodgings in the form of incentives, [...]