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Cebu and Jeju Island Establish Direct Flight Connection for Enhanced Tourism

CEBU CITY — Jeju Island, a well-known tourist destination and well-liked filming location in South Korea, will soon be accessible to Cebuanos with just a quick trip.

To construct a direct flight between the two island provinces, the provincial governments of Cebu and Jeju signed a memorandum of agreement on Friday.

Live streaming of the signing ceremony was provided by the online media platform of the Cebu Capitol and was led by the governors of Jeju Province, Oh Young-Hun, and Cebu, Gwendolyn Garcia.

The new direct flight path and the possibility of commercial alliances between their chambers of commerce thrilled both leaders.

“We will begin our cooperation starting with tourism, including the establishment of direct flights; but in the long term, we need to expand the cooperation through the exchange of our younger generations,” Oh said through a translator.

It was emphasized by him that the project would encourage travel and cross-cultural interactions.

The significance of accessibility and connectedness for tourism interaction was emphasized by Garcia. She mentioned the difficulties in getting from Jeju Island to the mainland of South Korea’s Incheon, then on to Manila, and finally Cebu.

In addition, Garcia pledged to support the direct route proposal. Garcia is a member of the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority Board of Directors.

She suggested a Jeju Island holiday package for recently wed Cebuano couples. Oh also promised to promote travel to Cebu from Koreans.

Jeju Island, a well-liked honeymoon destination for South Koreans, and Cebu, a top Asian wedding destination, are two well-known tourist attractions.

Collaborations in a variety of fields, such as trade, agriculture, fisheries, and cattle, are also included in this understanding.

At the signing event were representatives from the Jeju Business Agency and the Jeju Tourism Association, as well as officials from both provinces.

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Visayas’ Melanie Ng, the area vice president, expressed the interest of the Cebu and Mandaue Chambers of Commerce and Industry in establishing business-to-business relationships with Jeju’s business community.

Garcia welcomed Oh on his first visit to Cebu, along with provincial board member Ferdinand Jumapao, South Korean consul general Song Sewon, tourism undersecretary Shalimar Tamano, and local mayors and business executives.

Filipino citizens have been granted special permission by South Korea to visit Jeju Island without a visa for a brief visit.

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