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.

As of the beginning of May, the number of foreign tourists coming to Jeju has hit a new high. Over half a million people arrived in the first four months of 2013. The Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Tourism Association (JTA) announced this week that as of May 2, 500,052 people from overseas had come by air and sea. The JTA said this was a full month earlier than last year’s half a million mark. The association attributed the substantial boost in numbers to travel by Chinese nationals. — Jeju Gov’t News

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