Korea ready to greet Indians

After announcing reopening of the borders, Korea Tourism shares some of their initiatives that will enable Indians easy access to South Korea’s luxury market, business leisure and learning experiences.

TT Bureau

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) India, the Korean tourism arm of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, has announced the reopening of South Korea to all Indian travellers. A series of key initiatives announced by KTO India recently will enable Indians to access South Korea’s luxury market, business leisure and learning experiences.Young-Geul Choi, Director, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) India, said, “We are elated to welcome travellers from India to South Korea again. In the past two years, we adopted a progressive approach towards re-opening tourism. We are excited to share initiatives to facilitate travel for business, experience and learning. We have further elevated traveller experience with immersive experiential centres, re-imagined tourism offerings and look forward to hosting our Indian visitors.”

To make travel more accessible, KTO has launched the Let’s Go Korea Savings Plan in conjunction with Shinhan Bank in India. It is a recurring deposit scheme to help potential travellers to Korea save for their trip, with special interest rates and additional benefits with a minimum deposit amount of `2,000 per month for a year, members can avail benefits with Utazzo Travel to book their trip to Korea. The investment will act as a regular recurring deposit in case a member is unable to travel to Korea after a year.

Kim Chan, General Manager (India & Bangladesh), Korean Air, said, “Korean Air resumed its India operations in May 2022 and the load factor has been very positive, already more than 80 per cent for August. We plan to roll out special fares on the Delhi/Incheon route around Diwali. If things happen as we anticipate, we will soon have more flights.”

Asiana Airlines is looking at increased demand to South Korea and plans to respond with increased frequency. “Surprisingly many players have shown interest in Korea for their high-end MICE movement,” said Jung Sub Song, Regional Manager, Asiana Airlines.


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