The conference will take place at the Ramada Plaza, Jeju city in Jeju Island, South Korea. Jeju island is about 1 hour south from Seoul by airplane and is one of the most popular areas in Korea with beautiful landscapes and a unique culture.
Jeju is a South Korean island in the Korea Strait. It is defined by its volcanic landscape full of craters and caves like lava tubes. Hallasan Mountain, a dormant volcano visible throughout the island, features hiking trails, nearby Gwaneumsa Temple and a crater lake at the 1,950 m summit. The Geomunoreum Lava Tube System includes 7.4 km-long Manjanggul, created centuries ago when Hallasan was still active.
In addition, the island is considered as a pilot station for monitoring biodiversity change responding to temperature increase in the Korean peninsula since Jeju is located at south boundary in Korea. Ambient temperature at the time of the conference will be around 22 degrees celcius.
Jeju International Airport is conveniently located at the center of East Asia and is easily accessible from China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. The airport currently services 16 direct international flights and 13 domestic flights.
Direct International Flights to Jeju
There are numerous daily flights between Jeju and 10 different cities in Japan, China, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Transfer via Major Hub Airports
Visitors from countries without direct flights may easily travel to Jeju through major airports such Tokyo, Osaka, Beijing, and Shanghai.
Transfer via Incheon (Seoul) International Airport
Incheon International Airport is the gateway to Korea. Passengers can either transfer to a direct flight to Jeju from Incheon, or move to Gimpo Airport and transfer to a domestic flight from there. It is a one-hour-flight from Incheon or Gimpo to Jeju. To get to Gimpo Airport from Incheon, visitors can take a shuttle bus or high-speed rail. It takes approximately 30 minutes, and shuttle buses run every 5 minutes.
Visa-free Entry to Jeju: 180 Countries
Only 11 countries are required to apply for a visa: Afghanistan, Cuba, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Macedonia, Palestine, Sudan, and Syria.
Duration of stay: Up to 30 days
Conditions of entry:
- Those that arrive directly into Jeju island by flights or ships.
- A Chinese tourist group arriving at the Incheon International Airport, who intends to travel to Seoul and Gyeongggi Province within 12 or 24 hours and then go to the Jeju island by transferring to the domestic flight. (Domestic connecting flight) - (Hereinafter referred to as 'group transit passenger to Jeju)
- For a group transit passenger to Jeju, a person must join a tour program of Korean travel agents that serve Chinese tourists groups only and that are designated by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, and the Chinese travel agents in charge of a group visa application at the Korean embassy or Consulate General in China. Also, a group transit passenger must hold a domestic airline ticket to the Jeju Island in which a flight departs within 12 or 24 hours
(Source: Korean Immigration Office, www.hikorea.go.kr)