Would you visit an island dedicated to major Hallyu stars such as EXO or Kim Soo Hyun?
That’s what the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) is banking on with their new island proposals that were presented on June 28th. Despite the influx of tourists coming to Korea due to the ever-growing Hallyu Wave, the tourism aspect of the country is still in need of revitalization.
To combat this problem, the FKI proposed an idea to take Korea’s current uninhabited islands and transform them into fan-club based attractions such as an “EXO Island” or “Kim Soo Hyun Island.”
While there are many other rules and regulations that must be put in place before this can happen, the FKI made a strong case for it, citing that fans would have more ease when it comes to booking their trips to Korea and justified it by noting that the influence of the Hallyu wave sees thousands of tourists a year.
Source: Yonhap News