Jeju tourism industry gets boost hosting sports teams on off-season training
Jeju’s tourism industry is being bolstered by visits of sports teams for off-season training.
Around 2,400 players from 76 professional, business, and student football and baseball teams arrived in South Korea’s southern island of Jeju in January for winter training.
Jeju has warm weather and advanced facilities.
Of those, around 1,880 members of 46 teams from 10 sports sectors are field training in Seogwipo, Jeju island’s southwestern city, where the weather is warmer.
MLB free agent Kim Kwang-Hyun has begun personal training in Seogwipo while Toronto Blue Jays’ starter Ryu Hyun-jin also plans to train there.
There are currently 539 members of 30 such teams who have begun their field training on the island.