‘June is perfect for a trip’… Discounts on transportation and lodging and plenty of things to do

‘June is perfect for a trip’…  Discounts on transportation and lodging and plenty of things to do Policy

50% discount on railways and airlines, 20,000-50,000 won discount on lodging… Additional discount on digital tourist ID card

If you travel domestically in June, you can receive various benefits such as discounts on transportation, accommodation, and travel products, and there are many things to enjoy such as hidden tourist attractions and exhibition content that can only be visited in June.

More than 240 organizations, including the government, local governments, and the private sector, collaborate to provide special regional travel content and also present unique travel products such as culture and arts festivals, gourmet tours, rural experiences, and bicycle tours.

Up to 50% discount on railways and airlines, special discounts for regions with the introduction of digital tourist ID cards, and 20,000 to 50,000 won discount coupons for lodging nationwide are provided.

‘Here’ (travel month, train trip, local trip), a one-day train trip to 14 small cities, costs 49,000 won and covers everything from transportation to meals and admission to tourist attractions.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced on the 14th that it will hold a ‘June Travel Month’ campaign from this day to the 30th of next month in collaboration with the Korea Tourism Organization to promote the charm of local tourism and promote domestic demand through domestic travel.

The government designated ‘Travel Month’ as ​​a major policy to stabilize people’s livelihoods last February and is promoting it twice, in March and June for the first time this year.

During the ‘March Travel Month’ campaign held in early spring, both total national movement (269 million people) and tourism consumption (KRW 13.5 trillion) increased by 3.1% compared to the same period last year, which was usually the off-season for travel. It has been shown to have brought vitality to various parts of the region since its inception.

On the 15th, Second Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Jang Mi-ran visited Taean, South Chungcheong Province using the ‘Here in March: Travel Month, Local Travel by Train’ program and experienced barefoot walking (assing) with a group of reporters at Sinduri Beach. (Provided by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) 2024.3.15


In this ‘June Travel Month’ campaign, more than 240 organizations, including the government, local governments, and the private sector, collaborated to prepare more diverse and abundant benefits and entertainment than last March.

First, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism expanded the scope and content of transportation discounts compared to last March.

When purchased in combination with existing local tourism-linked products (accommodation, experience tickets, etc.), you will receive a high-speed rail (KTX) discount (50% on weekdays, 30% on weekends), a 50% discount on tourist train fares, and a Naeilro Pass discount for young people (1%). 10,000 won) can be used through the KORAIL application (app), website (web), and on-site ticketing.

We also provide a 50% discount on inland air route fares (20,000 won) and city tour buses, and considering the demand for travel with pets, we are adding a pet airfare discount.

Railroad and airline discount coupons can be reserved in advance from the 16th (pet fare discounts begin on June 1st), and a limited number of tickets will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you visit a population-reducing area that has adopted a digital tourism resident card, you can receive various travel discounts on accommodation, food and beverage, sightseeing, and experiences.

The digital tourism resident card, which is currently operated in 15 regions, will be applied to 19 additional local governments this year, including Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do, Andong-si, Gyeongbuk, and Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do.

The newly introduced regional services will be available from June 1st in line with ‘Travel Month’, and discounts will be offered at over 800 tourist attractions in 34 regions.

In addition, in collaboration with KORAIL, high-speed rail discounts have been newly added for areas where digital tourist identification cards are issued.

You can receive a 35% discount on high-speed rail products arriving at 12 nearby stations in areas that operate digital tourist ID cards if you use them during specific times (9 p.m. to 7 a.m.).

Among train users bound for the region, if you visit a digital tourism resident card participating company and receive an on-site discount certificate, you will receive a 20,000 won discount coupon for high-speed rail.

A 50,000 won discount coupon for lodging products priced at 70,000 won or more in 12 metropolitan cities and provinces across the country, including Gyeongbuk and Gangwon, will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis from the 28th to the 30th, and from the 3rd of next month, reservations for lodging products priced at 20,000 won or more will be accepted in non-metropolitan areas. A total of 250,000 lodging discount coupons, including 20,000 won or 30,000 won discount coupons, that can be used during the stay are issued.

A discount event for Korea Tourism Quality Certified lodging facilities and a 10,000 won discount for registered camping sites will also be held sequentially.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism also prepared special regional travel products to meet the diverse needs of travelers based on exhibitions, viewings, leisure sports, and local cultural and artistic resources.

‘Gurye trip alone’ when you want to relax, ‘Gyechon Classic Festival Tour’ with art, ‘Namwon Art Tour at a slow pace’, ‘Gongju Pilgrimage’ where you can feel the charm of the region, ‘Let’s see Miryang trip’ , you can find over 130 travel products in over 70 regions, including the ‘Gyeongju Hwangchon Stay Trip’ that stays in the region, and the ‘Old Restaurant Theme Trip with an Old Writer’ with the theme of gourmet food.

If you are planning a bicycle trip, we recommend the ‘Local Trip on Two Wheels’ train travel product, which involves loading your bicycle on a train and taking you to your destination.

We plan to operate five travel programs in connection with the DMZ Peace Nurigil, Sapsido Fishing Village Experience Village, and Gochang UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as Untango Island bicycle riding and a two-wheeled tour of Otgol Village in Daegu.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Korea Rural Community Corporation, a Welchon rural travel product discount exhibition (up to 50%) will be held.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism also introduces places and experiences that are not available year-round or are not normally open to the public during this travel month by operating them as hidden tourist attractions.

With the cooperation of the Cultural Heritage Administration and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, the Seomjin River clam fishing experience, the Jukbangryeom fish catching experience in the Jijok Strait of the South Sea, the Asan Oeam Folk Village cultural heritage night tour, and Yecheon Seoksongryeong, a natural monument symbolizing wealth and longevity, are held throughout the month of June. Special opening.

Famous cultural and exhibition facilities, such as Arte Museum (Gangneung, Jeju, Yeosu), famous for its media art exhibitions, and Haslla Art World, where Gangneung’s nature and works of art come together, are also participating in the Travel Month campaign and providing various benefits.

However, all discount benefits end early when the budget is exhausted, so it is best to make reservations in advance according to your travel plans.

In addition, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will continue the ‘Here (Travel Month, Train, Local Travel)’ event, which received a high response with a competition rate of 76:1 in the last ‘March Travel Month’, in June.

We have prepared 12 courses where you can experience local experiences, traditional culture, and history through one-day train trips to 14 small cities.

For only 49,000 won, you can cover everything from transportation to meals and entry to tourist attractions.

It will be held on a scale where about 1,000 people can participate, and a special train for each travel theme will depart four times on the 1st, 7th, 14th, and 15th of next month.

Up to 4 people, including yourself, can apply, and the gourmet travel train on the 1st of next month is only for households with 2 or more children and up to 6 people can apply.

Participants will be selected through a lottery, and detailed information can be found on the official website (korean.visitkorea.or.kr/travelmonth).

We also prepared ‘Travel Friend Yeo Jin-goo’, a trip with actor Yeo Jin-goo, who was selected as the model for the ‘June Travel Month’ campaign.

Participants can recharge their emotions and heal their bodies and minds by visiting an art museum and walking through a birch forest with Yeo Jin-gu in the Yanggu and Inje regions.

‘Travel Friend Yeo Jin-goo’ will be accepting application for participants from the 14th to the 20th and will select 20 people through a lottery.

In addition, a variety of discount benefits and travel-related prizes are provided by participating organizations in the campaign, such as 50% off the admission fee for visitors to Cheorwon Hantangang Columnar Joint Road, 50,000 won discount on Jeju Sehwa Village travel products and haenyeo experience fee, and free experience of Shinan Jeungdo salt field and salt cave. did.

Detailed information about ‘Travel Month’ discount benefits, event schedule, and participation methods can be found on the official website (korean.visitkorea.or.kr/travelmonth).

Since the sales, usage period, and conditions of all discount benefits and travel programs are different, you must check in advance. You can also check related information by searching for ‘travel month’ on the portal site.

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yoo In-chon said, “We have prepared with various participating organizations a variety of programs that allow you to experience the unique culture and charm of the region, as well as economical benefits that can reduce the burden of travel,” and added, “In the travel month of June, anyone can travel to Korea with a light heart.” “I look forward to traveling and seeing every corner of Korea bustling with local tourism,” he said.


Inquiries: Tourism Policy Division, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (044-203-2819), National Tourism Marketing Team, Korea Tourism Organization (033-738-3412)

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