Seoul Tourism Organization has launched a new limited edition Discover Seoul Pass with Pyeongchang card which grants foreign travellers travel benefits in both Seoul and Gangwon province where Pyeongchang is located.
The usual Discover Seoul Pass version offers free access to 21 tourist attractions and merchant discounts only in the South Korean capital city.
Perks in Gangwon province include five per cent discount on ski classes for kids at Alpensia Resort, 4,000 won off (US$3.60)South admission fees to Alive Heart Gangwondo Sokcho, 1,000 won and 500 won off adult and children entrance tickets respectively for Daegwallyeong Sheep Ranch, among many others.
Commenting on the new product, Seoul Tourism Organization, Tourism and MICE Division, executive director, Joon Lee, said: “The pass promotes both cities and gives tourists a reason to visit Seoul while they are here to catch the 2018 Olympics.”
Available in 24-hour and 48-hour options, the limited edition card retails for 36,000 won and 49,500 won respectively. These prices come with a 10 per cent discount that is valid until March 31, 2018.
The passes are sold online and travellers can pick them up at Incheon Airport or designated stores in the city.
Lee added that the Discover Seoul Pass will be enhanced with even more perks after the 2018 Olympics, with plans to throw in additional discounts on top of what partner merchants already offer during Seoul’s key shopping festivals, such as the Seoul Summer Sale.