Survey: Jeju, Geoje Voted Most Popular Beaches in Korea


A new survey rating the nation’s most popular beach vacation spots was conducted with Jeju-do and Geoje-do as the top picks. 500 adults were surveyed by public opinion research company, “Realmeter,” with 35.2 percent of respondents answering Jeju-do and 18.9 percent with Geoje-do. Respondents older than 60 years old, however, ...

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Day Tripping: Wonderful Oedo


One of the most secretive islands in Korea’s past, Oedo (pronounced WAY-do), is a little bit of paradise less than two hours from Busan and offers nature at its best for anyone looking for a respite from the city. The small, 14.5-hectare island, just a 20-minute boat ride south of ...

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Korea Offering Discounts to Lure Back Tourists


Tourism to South Korea is slowly starting to recover from the MERS outbreak in June, which saw a 50% drop in tourists to the country. Additionally, tour packages booked to Korea by Japanese and Chinese tourists for July and August have dropped 80% compared to last year, sparking concern, as ...

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Travel in Korea: Seonyu-do

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Sometimes we all need a little time away. The balli-balli life that many of us, foreign or Korean, live in Busan can drive one crazy. The islands hugging the Korean coastline have been a refuge for anyone looking to escape the city, relax and find a little (comparative) peace and quiet. While most of us have been to Geoje or Jeju, there are dozens of smaller, less popular islands within reach of Busan. Among the best of the bunch is Seonyu-do.

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Gimhae Airport to Get More International Flights

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The number of airplanes leaving and arriving each hour, or “slot”, at Gimhae International Airport will increase by 1 to 2 times next month. Kim Do-eub, a lawmaker of the Special Committee on Budget and Accounts, said it received the go ahead from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport ...

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