The view from the Yeongsil Trail, in Hallasan National Park, on the South Korean island of Jeju. Photo: Shutterstock
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Will South Korea’s Jeju Island become the first blockchain destination in the world?

  • After receiving more than 15 million visitors in 2016, the island’s tourism industry has seen a downturn
  • A consortium of businesses hopes that a new digital ecosystem can breathe new life into the declining destination

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The view from the Yeongsil Trail, in Hallasan National Park, on the South Korean island of Jeju. Photo: Shutterstock
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The black-sand beach of Dulan, a small town in southeast Taiwan, in September. Photo: Mercedes Hutton
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Mainland Chinese tourists are staying away from Taiwan, but the self-ruled island doesn’t seem to mind

  • Beijing’s ban on solo travellers to Taiwan likely to see visitor numbers fall by 700,000
  • Impact expected to be limited as the self-ruled island has started to focus on alternative markets, such as Thailand, Vietnam and India

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The black-sand beach of Dulan, a small town in southeast Taiwan, in September. Photo: Mercedes Hutton
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