Visitors move away from package tours Eight out of 10 tourists to Jeju are return visitors, according to a survey conducted by the Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Tourism Association on March 9. The survey found that 83.8 percent of 4,962 Korean tourists over 15 who travelled to Jeju last year had been to the island more than once. Almost half (43.6 percent) had visited Jeju four or more times, followed by those who had visited twice (23.4 percent) or three times (16.9 percent). In terms of occupation, those who visited four or more times were evenly distributed, excepting students.
The survey results also indicate that 76 percent of visitors were independent travelers while the popularity of package tours has declined. Recreation and sightseeing topped the reasons for travel at 64.6 percent, followed by conference or business (15.9 percent), sport (14.9 percent) and visits to relatives (4.3 percent). Just under half (49.2 percent) of all visitors to the island stayed for two nights. The majority (58.5 percent) rented cars to get around the island.
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