An increasing number of accommodation facilities are being built in Jeju with an influx of visitors to the resort island.
According to the provincial government on Wednesday, 91 luxury accommodation facilities with a total of 6,235 rooms received the green light for construction there last year. This was up three-fold from a year earlier, when only 28 such facilities were approved. Small inns and B&Bs were not counted.
The construction boom is attributable to a surge in demand for accommodation facilities as Jeju had over 9.7 million visitors in 2012, including 1.08 million Chinese.
Hotel rooms reserved for Chinese tour groups are already fully booked until August.