Jeju is a UNESCO-recognised World Natural Heritage Site plus with free international city status, it is visa free for visitors from 187 global destinations. The Biosphere Reserve and Global Geopark offer a wide selection of stunning beaches, and beautiful green areas.
Jeju's 'Carbon Free Island' (CFI) 2030 initiative dates back to 2008, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving energy self-reliance using the island’s own renewable energy sources, and the introduction of electric vehicles for all Islanders.
As Jeju is an extinct volcanic island, the sources for renewable energy run far beyond wind and water, add to this their care for the oceans, four major ecosystems and a massive sustainability ethos.
Agriculture is one of the main industries and as a sub tropical island, citrus fruit, especially Tangerines, the main crops. Fishing is also a major industry, and there is an abundance of sustainable, locally sourced food.
Korea also has its very own Mermaids, the Haenyeo. Dating back to at least 434 BC, these resourceful ladies free dive to catch seafood in the ocean without any equipment. Heanyeo elders also take an important role as marine intellectuals and guards protecting marine resources. It is possible to watch the Heanyeo preparing to dive from Sunrise Peak (pictured top), and hear their song, as they prepare their lungs, and small groups may take diving experiences with these unique ladies.
Well located hotels and conference facilities suit a variety of budgets, right across the island, to suit both large and small events.
Planes land in Jeju City to the north East, and from the Ramada to the brand new Grand Hyatt Jeju there are interesting
The main convention centre is the ICC Jeju, in the South West of the island. Around this are a is a cluster of hotels in a range of categories.
Getting to Jeju
Less than a one hour domestic flight, 11 domestic airports also serve Jeju, including Incheon, plus 22 cities from 6 countries in Asia have direct flights. In fact, the busiest flight route in the world is that between Gimpo Airport in Seoul to Jeju island each year.
Jeju CVB has selected 13 unique venues and even has customised tour programmes to give participants a ‘Jeju experience’, combining natural scenery and our unique culture.
Jeju has successfully hosted large-scale international conferences and conducts steady market research to attract international conferences. Throughout the pandemic Jeju CVB made it a priority to support hybrid meetings and many hotels and the ICC Jeju now also offer the high tech facilities one has come to expect from Korea.