The Korea Tourism Organization has developed a number of smartphone applications to give travelers quick and easy access to a wide variety of information and services. Take a look at the applications listed below for a brief summary of each app’s special features!
Visit Korea is a smartphone app that provides users with useful and up-to-date travel information about Korea. The newest version has added more helpful information and functions like route finding, offline bookmarks, trip planning, and mobile coupons. The app is available on a range of iOS, Android, and tablet platforms with optimized settings for each operating system.
The Smart Tour Guide is a digital audio guide that offers cultural and historical information about Korea’s famous tourist attractions, museums and cities. Download the audio files over a WiFi connection and listen to them whenever and wherever you want.
BENIKEA, operated by the Korea Tourism Organization, is Korea’s first-ever, mid-priced hotel chain. This application introduces BENIKEA hotels nationwide and includes hotel specs and nearby tourist attractions. The app also lets you make quick and easy reservations at the BENIKEA hotel of your choice (pending availability).
KTO-Books is an app for tablet PCs that contains Korea tourism promotional publications in English. It enables users to have access to publications whenever they want or wherever they are, even on the move. It allows users to bookmark, zoom-in and preview the available contents, and to search for tourism information. It is expected to be a great help for international visitors to Korea.
The tablet PC app version of Korea’s representative illustrated booklet “Korea” has been released. This illustrated e-book contains diverse facets of Korea’s many attractions including its four seasons, Korean food, K-Pop Hallyu, UNESCO cultural heritages—all with quality pictures, movies, illustrations, and hyperlinks. Also, readability has improved by optimizing the e-book’s screen format.
This is the application version of our “Korea Travel Guide” book. This mobile travel guide lets you read about attractions while keeping track of your trip. You can take pictures, record voice notes and keep memos of your favorite attractions then save them directly on the application. You can also share specific pages with friends, check current weather and currency rate, hear Korea pronunciation, connect to the 1330 Korea Travel Hotline and it is also linked to Google map.