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Too Much Tourism On Jeju Island?

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Chance Dorland
Written by Chance Dorland

A 50 year old Chinese man visiting Jeju Island recently stabbed & killed a South Korean woman while she prayed at a cathedral. The murder shocked the ROK & also triggered an online petition demanding the end of visa waivers for Chinese tourists on Jeju. However, even before this tragic murder, with the government & tourism industry entrepreneurs taking advantage of the increasing number of tourists to the island, more & more emerging voices say regulations must be put in place to protect Jeju from too much tourism, including one foreign journalist on the island who stresses the need to prevent the loss of what attracts visitors in the first placeKorea FM host Chance Dorland spoke with former Jeju Weekly writer & editorial advisor Darren Southcott & tourism expert Ross Dowling about how making the right decisions now will ensure Jeju’s tourism success in the future.

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About the author

Chance Dorland

Chance Dorland

Chance is an American journalist and radio enthusiast from a 1,000 person town in Iowa. After studying radio journalism and media communication at Emerson College in Boston, he's lived in NYC, LA, Germany, Colombia and his adopted home of South Korea. Chance has a diverse background of experiences after working for Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, OutQ News and SiriusXM Radio. He recently served in the U.S. Peace Corps where he taught English and hosted a bilingual radio program. You can find more of his projects at http://ChanceDorland.com.

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