Wednesday, August 1, 2012

[Living] Useful Smartphone Applications for Travel in Korea

Useful Smartphone Applications for Travel in Korea

Summer vacation is around the corner! I will introduce you official travel smart phone applications provided by Korea Tourism Organization and Daegu Metropolitan City. These two applications will help you to make a travel plan in Korea for your summer vacation!

1. Daegu Tour 

Developed by Daegu Metropolitan City, Daegu Tour provides travel information of Daegu. This application contains information of tourist attractions, hands-on experience, themed tour packages, shopping places, festival, events, food and accommodations with detailed description of each attraction. It also has real-time travel news and transportation information. Contact numbers in the application make it possible for you to call each attraction information center directly through the phone. You can use this application in different language settings such as Koreran, English, Chinese and Japanese.

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2. Visit Korea 

Visit Korea’ is a smart phone application for travel in Korea developed by the Korea Tourism Organization. In addition to providing up-to-date information on the different regions of the country, it offers useful tips for traveling and introduces the wonderful surprises that lie ahead. Experience the diverse culture and history of Korea through instant information at your finger trips.

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