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 3.0 is a smartphone app that provides users with useful and up-to-date travel information about Korea. The brand new 3.0 version is equipped with new functions including route finding, bookmarks, improved searches, a more user-friendly interface, and even more helpful tourism information. The app is available on a range of iOS, Android, and tablet PC 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.
MediApp Korea is your guide to medical travel in Korea, where cutting-edge healthcare is available at reasonable rates. The application has general information on Korean health and beauty as well as detailed information on Korea’s medical institutions including location, contact numbers, doctor bios, treatment costs, and more.
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).
Korea Performance Digital Book is an iPad digital book that transcends languages by introducing world-class Korean performances for everyone to enjoy. The highlights include video clips, high definition pictures, venue map, contact details and ticket booking information for the performances currently staged in Korea. It also allows you to make reservations and make inquiries by connecting you to the Facebook and Twitter pages of the performances.
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.