The Korea Herald


Big discounts offered for Travel Month in March

By Lee Si-jin

Published : Feb. 14, 2024 - 17:36

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The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Korea Tourism Organization on Wednesday announced March as this year’s Travel Month to promote local tourism with large-scale discounts on public transportation, accommodation and domestic tourism products.

Travel Month is a promotion, first launched in June 2023, to meet rising public demand for travel after the lifting of social distancing measures imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From Feb. 20 to March 31, a 30 to 50 percent discount will be given on high-speed KTX rides to travelers who purchase accommodation, tourism products and services from major online travel agencies and companies partnered with Korea Railroad Corp.

South Korea’s five major tourist trains -- West Gold Train, S-Train, East Sea & Santa Village Train, V-Train and A-Train -- will also offer large discounts of up to 50 percent.

The train tickets will be available at Korail’s official website starting Feb. 20.

Car rental platform CarMore will issue special coupons that can be used for its rental services, providing a 10 to 20 percent discount.

Coupons will be available at KTO’s official website starting Feb. 20.

Coupons can be used at either CarMore or on T Map’s mobile application from March 1 to April 14.

South Korean budget airline Jin Air Co., in collaboration with travel agencies, is offering 15,000 won ($11.22) coupons for air travelers departing from Gimpo International Airport to Ulsan, Yeosu, Sacheon and Pohang Gyeongju Airport, from Feb. 29 to March 31.

Poster image of travel month (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) Poster image of travel month (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism)

Local accommodation companies, including travel and leisure platform operators Yanolja and Yeogi Eottae, are offering 30,000 won ($22.42) vouchers for guests who pay more than 50,000 won for accommodation in cities outside the greater Seoul area.

A total of 110,000 accommodation vouchers will be released starting Feb. 27.

More information can be found at

Meanwhile, the Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism, Taekwondo Promotion Foundation and other travel organizations from local governments will offer nearly 90 discounts on their cultural programs, including temple stay programs, city tours, cable car rides, hanok village tours, and more.

Detailed information on the individual programs is available at