Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Vacationers who will go to Jeju Island, South Korea are preparing with a brand new coverage plan. Which is able to trigger vacationers to spend at the very least 8,000 Gained or round Rp. 88,000 for the price of touring on Jeju Island.
This price solely contains in a single day lodging charges of IDR 1,500 Gained and automotive rental charges of IDR 5,000 Gained. At the moment, the Particular Authorities of Jeju is discussing the Act (UU) which is able to turn out to be the authorized umbrella.
If the regulation is applied, the Jeju Island Authority estimates that will probably be capable of gather 141 billion received within the first yr, the determine will step by step improve to 154 billion received within the second yr, and 167 billion received within the third yr.
Which is anticipated to be allotted to assist protect the setting on Jeju Island.
This additionally invitations a protracted debate. The Korea Herald launched a protest and requested the native authorities to implement a worth management coverage. He additionally highlighted costs similar to ingesting espresso at cafes in Jeju and in contrast them to costs in Seoul. There are additionally those that recommend that it’s higher to journey to Southeast Asia as a result of the prices are cheaper.
Jeju Island is the hometown of quite a lot of Okay-Pop idols, similar to Seungkwan from Seventeen, Haechan from NCT, and Jinhwan from iKON. And, this island can be a mainstay vacationer space and is usually the taking pictures location for South Korean dramas and selection reveals. One which has gone viral is the occasion hosted by singer Lee Hyori by inviting quite a lot of well-known artists to his residence on Jeju Island.
Quoted from The Korea Herald, Saturday (6/5/2023), in keeping with the Jeju Tourism Authority, it attracted 13.59 million vacationers final yr. In 2019, vacationers visiting this island scored probably the most achievements with a complete of 15.28 million vacationers. The place 1.72 million of them are foreigners.
A resident surnamed Kwon who lives in Seoul mentioned the price could be too costly for vacationers going to Jeju Island. Kwon himself is an workplace employee and has to journey to Jeju Island at the very least 3 instances a yr.
“I believe the so-called ‘environmental price’ needs to be handed on to restaurant, store and lodging homeowners, whether or not they’re corporations or people,” Kwon mentioned.
“After the pandemic, I noticed Jeju airport crowded with passengers, each on weekdays and weekends. You would possibly argue that they’re destroying the setting and littering, however in the event you reverse the argument, they’re additionally those who paid some huge cash throughout their keep. To wherever they go,” he mentioned.
Kwon added, if the Jeju Island authorities expenses it to vacationers, the federal government ought to transparently and overtly disclose precisely the place, when and the way the price is spent yearly.
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