Planning a trip to a new country can be overwhelming, and Korea is no exception. The more you search, the more confusing it becomes! What are some must-visit attractions? What have you already looked at? How do all your selected attractions fit together into a well-made itinerary? The answer to all of these worries is simple: take a deep breath, relax, and download the VisitKorea mobile application! The VisitKorea app provides information on attractions before your trip, maps and nearby attractions based on GPS while on your trip, and a record of all the things you saw and did to show off afterwards. Download it now to get your exciting journey to Korea started!
The Korea Tourism Organization first unveiled the English VisitKorea mobile application in 2011, followed by separate Japanese and Chinese apps in 2013. Late in 2019, the three apps were combined into one, allowing users to obtain the same consistent information regardless of language, as well as switch to a preferred language with ease at any time.
A new feature of the updated app is the My Trip section, adding a sense of adventure and achievement to your trip. The My Trip feature is divided into three distinct functions: Save Trip, On Trip, and Take Trip. Save Trip allows users to manage and save attractions they are interested in. On Trip uses GPS signals to track and record the user’s trip itinerary on a real-time basis. Take Trip gives experience points to users for visiting attractions that are listed on the 100 Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Korea.
Check attraction information sorted in 10 different categories for each region of Korea, and save necessary information through the SAVE TRIP function. Easily gather information about desired attractions and make a travel itinerary in one step.
The VisitKorea app provides personalized travel information based on the current location by analyzing the user’s selected preferences and big data. Users can increase the fun and excitement of their trip with the TAKE TRIP function, earning stamps by visiting geo-fenced attractions such as the 100 Must-visit Tourist Spots in Korea.
Look back on the timeline cards saved through the ON TRIP feature, as well as add more photos and story cards. Experience a new way of traveling by reminiscing on your trip memories.
One of the biggest advantages of using the VisitKorea mobile app is receiving personalized recommendations based on your personal settings. Using an analysis of big data, the app picks out attractions and information that may be of interest, based on the users selected preferences, nationality, gender, and age range.
Users can also find nearby facilities and directions through the map feature. The About Korea section provides important information, including currency exchange rates, public transit information, and emergency contact numbers, such as the 1330 Korea Travel Hotline and international embassies, for a safe and convenient trip.
Another benefit of using the app is the increased number of discount coupons as compared with what is available on the VisitKorea website. In today’s eco-conscious world, not having to print copies is a big win! The app has basic tour courses for each region, which are a great starting point for absolute true beginners to Korea.
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* This column was last updated in December 2019, and therefore some information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details before visiting.