The following is a translated summary of a report from the local press. It has been edited for clarity, including the addition of links and information needed for readers unfamiliar with Jeju. — Ed.
Jeju has the highest potential as a cruise destination in the country, according to a survey of 50 cruise and tourism specialists carried out by researchers at Gwangju University. The research, which was undertaken between September and October 2012, showed Jeju as having the “most potential” according to a number of criteria followed by Busan, Incheon and Gangwon Province. The study also predicted that the number of cruise ships visiting Jeju will increase and called for government support to help promote the island as a cruise destination. — Jeju Sori