JUMP INTO JEJU
Make time for South Korea’s balmy southern island
The naturally rugged UNESCO World Heritage site of Jeju Island lies just off South Korea’s southern coastline. Home to Hallasan Mountain – a volcano still classified as active despite not having erupted in over 5,000 years – Jeju’s dramatic landscape has proven a major draw for Asia’s tourists. The island is also increasingly a significant player in the region’s MICE industry, offering world-class facilities and services. Here’s a rundown of what Jeju has to offer – for meetings, conferences, team-building… or simply a relaxing getaway.
PREPARED FOR ANY EVENT
Offering information and planning assistance to event organisers, Jeju Convention Bureau showcases the island’s major advantages when it comes to hosting MICE groups. One of the most significant benefits to those planning a large-scale event, and for individual travellers, is Jeju’s favourable visa conditions, granting visa-free entry and 30-day stays to more than 187 countries, including China.
Jeju is also gaining global recognition as a reliable choice: it’s been praised as the “best place for international conventions” by the UN Safety Office,
declared an “International Safe City” by the World Health Organisation, and ranked 19th worldwide as an International Convention City by the Union of International Associations.
Another major asset is the purpose-built International Convention Centre Jeju (ICCJEJU). Opened in 2003, it has rapidly become the flagship venue for larger events and exhibitions within the region, boasting a seven-storey building spanning 5,000 sqm that can accommodate up to 4,300 delegates. It also contains over 30 breakout rooms and medium-sized meeting rooms, an event hall, and an outdoor banqueting site.
ICCJEJU’s location in the coastal Jungmun Tourist Complex also makes it the ideal base for groups and independent travellers alike to explore the island once the working week has finished ( 2700 Jungmun-dong, Seogwipo; +82 64 735 1000; iccjeju.co.kr).
ACTIVITIES AND INCENTIVES
Hike it up Whether you’re a serious hiker or a fair-weather rambler, Jeju has a leg-stretching walk to suit you. Hallasan is