Accommodation
The Organizing Committee has compiled a comprehensive list of hotels for AACNS 2015 participants, ranging from top-scale luxury hotels to more affordable alternatives. Please visit the accommodation page for more information.

Climate
Korea’s climate is characterized by four distinct seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The mean temperature in Spring (April – May) is 14°C with an average of low of 9°C and an average high of 17°C.

Clothing
The dress code for AACNS 2015 is business formal for all occasions unless stated otherwise.

Currency
The South Korean Won (KRW) is the national currency. Bills come in denominations of 50,000, 10,000, 5,000 and 1,000 and coins in 500, 100, 50 and 10 won. International credit cards are widely accepted for payment in most hotels, major restaurants and department stores. For exchange rates, please click here.

Electrical Supply
The electrical supply in South Korea is 220 Volts. Overseas participants are advised to bring an international travel adapter for their electrical appliances.

Emergency Telephone Service
Should there be an emergency, please dial 119 (Fire/ Health & Security) or 112 (Emergencies, Special Calls, Crime Report). To speak to a bilingual operator for any English assistance or travel information, please dial 1330 (24hr Hotline).

Time
Korea’s local time is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +9)

Tipping
Tipping is not required nor expected in Korea. But most major hotels add a compulsory 10% service charge to bills.

Transportation
Getting around Jeju is relatively easy with the below modes of transport:

  • By Car: Advanced reservation is recommended if you plan to rent a car. You can sign up for rental cars at the rent-a-car desk near the airport exit upon arrival.
  • By Taxi: Getting around taxi is much easier in Jeju than other parts of the country, as there is comparably little traffic (except in the evenings). Taxi rates are reasonable with the initial meter charge at KRW 2,800.
  • By Bus: Buses are available and reliable, but are slower and require the exact fare, making it important to carry a pocketful of loose change wherever you go. Most bus routes radiate from terminals in Jeju City or Seogwipo, covering most of the island, with service every 20 minutes or so.

There is no rail or subway system on the island.

Visa Requirements
Please click here for more information on Visa requirements.