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Korea’s Jeju Island officially inaugurated as one of the New7Wonders of Nature

In front of a crowd of 20,000 people on Iho Beach adjoining Jeju City, the Official Inauguration of Jeju Island as one of the New7Wonders of Nature took place today. Among those taking part in the ceremony were Professor Chung Un-chan, former Prime Minister of South Korea, Jeju Governor Woo Keun-min, Bernard Weber, Founder-President of…

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Launch of New7Wonders Global Network announced

Speaking today in Jeju City, South Korea, Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, announced the launch of the New7Wonders Global Network. It will be, he said, “a platform to exchange information, create stimulus for shared programs, and a chance to network for common goals like tourism, branding, promotion, the environment and education.” Specifically, the main objectives…

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Weekend PPUR inauguration ceremonies kick off in Manila

The first phase of the Official Inauguration ceremonies celebrating the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) as one of the New7Wonders of Nature began to day in Manila. The event was attended by Philippines President Benigno Aquino III, Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje, Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward…

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Peruvian Amazon and Puerto Princesa welcome new international flights

The success in the in the New7Wonders of Nature global vote of the Amazon campaign led by the Loreto region of Peru, and the Puerto Princesa Underground River campaign from the Philippines, has meant greater worldwide attention for both. This is now being turned into economic recognition with the addition of new international flights to…

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Jeju Island officially confirmed a Wonder of Nature

Zurich/Switzerland: “Jeju Island is now confirmed as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. Congratulations!” So wrote Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, in a letter to Professor Chung Un-chan, chairman of the national committee to vote for Jeju Island. Thanking Professor Chung and the other members of the committee, including Governor Woo Keun-min and Dr. Yang…

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Diplomats unite for the New7Wonders of Nature

Goodwill and friendship between the 28 Finalists in the New7Wonders of Nature was the theme of an event hosted on Jeju Island at the weekend by the Jeju National Committee Chairman Professor Chung Un Chan and Jeju Governor Woo Keun Min. Representatives from a number of countries at Ambassador, Consul General and Counsellor level in…

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President Lee’s touch screen vote for Jeju

South Korean President Lee Myungbak voted for New7Wonders of Nature Finalist Jeju Island while visiting the city of Kwangju for the 2011 Regional Development Week convention. The president cast his vote using a newly-developed touch screen interface that has been developed with an eye on the marketing and advertising sectors. Representatives of the Jeju Government…

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Guys Make Wonder for Jeju Island

Filming of the Korean survival TV show “Guys Make Wonder” took place at the famous Sungsan Ilchul-bong volcanic peak on 29 August. The show is being produced for the XTM cable channel and is sponsored by Hyundai Motors, sponsor of New7Wonders of Nature Finalist Jeju Island. Host of the show is Moon Hee-Jun, the former…

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Korea Telecom becomes Official Finalist Supporter platinum sponsor of Jeju Island

Zurich/Switzerland 10 June 2011: Korea Telecom (KT), the nation’s leading telephone company, is now an Official Finalist Supporter platinum sponsor of Jeju Island in the New7Wonders of Nature campaign. Announcing the sponsorship, New7Wonders Director Jean-Paul de la Fuente said: “We are delighted to have KT on board as a sponsor of Jeju Island, not only…

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