Seoul to launch travel pass just for foreigners

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Seoul to launch travel pass just for foreigners


The Discover Seoul Pass [YONHAP]

The Seoul city government said Monday that it will launch a limited version of a foreigner-only travel pass starting this week.

The pass will offer a wide range of discounts to tourist attractions in Seoul and nearby regions.

The new Discover Seoul Pass comes with discount vouchers for 96 tourist hot spots in Seoul and neighboring Gyeonggi and Incheon, including the Korean Folk Village, Everland and Songdo Central Park.

The previous versions mainly included vouchers for places in Seoul.

Thanks to joint efforts from the Culture Ministry and other related bodies, the city has come up with a limited version to encourage foreigners to explore regions surrounding Seoul, city officials said.

The city plans to sell 6,000 of the new tour passes starting on Tuesday.

Like the previous card, the new pass can also be used as a transportation pass.

The new pass comes in three different types by usable hours.

A 24-hour card will be sold for 39,900 won ($35.57), with 55,000 won for 48 hours and 70,000 won for 72 hours.

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