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KTO kicks off Korea Transit Tour Seminar

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Manila Office, along with Korean Air and Asiana Airline, held the Korea Transit Tour Seminar on May 30 at the New World Hotel Makati. The seminar was attended by 42 partner agencies of both airlines and KTO and aims to brief the guidelines and tours available if you are transiting via Incheon International Airport.

KTO kicks off Korea Transit Tour Seminar
(From left to right) Mr. Kwon Yong Beom, Sales and Deputy General Manager, Korean Air; Ms. Maria Paz Alberto - President, Ark Travel Express; Mr. Jo Joon Kil - Director, Korea Tourism Organization Manila Office; Mr. Lee Cheol - Incoming Country Manager, Korean Air; Ms. Rowena Coloma - President, Travel Specialist Ventures Group; Ms. Jasmine Jung - Office Manager, Asiana Airlines; Ms. Carolyn Cua - General Manager, Horizon Travel; Ms. Maria Michelle Victoria - President, Golden Eagle Travel and Tours; and Ms. Jeon Hyojeong - Deputy Director, Korea Tourism Organization Manila Office
Incheon International Airport now offers foreigners who transfer at Incheon to their home country or a third country an opportunity to explore South Korea’s major gateway and the rest of it through its transit tour program. The Free Transit Tour Program is free-of-charge and interested Filipino passengers do not need to apply for a visa. To avail of the said program, passengers must present their air tickets, boarding passes, passports and stay must not exceed 72 hours.

Apart from the guidelines, available tours were also discussed during the event. From 1-hour tours up to 5-hour tours, depending on the length of the layover, can be chosen. An example of tours are: an hour seaside tour to Eurwangni Beach which is located near Incheon International Airport; 2-hour Incheon City tour to Songdo Hanok Village which is a home to several stores and famous restaurants; and 5-hour shopping tour to Myeongdong and Namdaemun Market which is the largest traditional market in Korea.

The allocation of the program is based on “first come, first serve” basis so interested passengers must sign up on Incheon International Airport’s website in advance.

After the presentation of the Free Transit Tour Program, Korean Air and Asiana Airlines presented their products and services.

Topics: Korea Tourism Organization , Korean Air , Asiana Airline , Korea Transit Tour Seminar
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