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Activity Korea has started the beta service for "Must Go Korea 100", a free sharing economy travel platform, for the first time in the country.
SEOUL, KOREA, December 04, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Activity Korea has started the beta service for "Must Go Korea 100", a free sharing economy travel platform, for the first time in the country. "Must Go Korea 100" is a platform that connects foreigners who want to travel to Korea with Koreans who want to promote the nation.
This service is garnering attention from foreigners who prefer free traveling to tours with guides, and those who want to experience real Korean culture, but need added assistance in doing so. One way they can travel to Korea with Koreans for free is through "Must Go Korea 100".
This platform is also gaining attention from Koreans who want to make foreign friends and to show the country's hidden tourist hotspots. If Koreans upload tour "mission" that they planned on the official "Must Go Korea 100" website (mustgokorea100.com), foreigners can choose which mission they like.
Korean "mission" hosts can post detailed information about a meeting place, transportation, language, and pictures to promote their tour "missions". If a host gathers the minimum number of participants, he or she can continue the tour.
The platform's advantage is that foreigners can naturally experience Korean culture through meeting Koreans. Another advantage is that foreigners can discover Korea's hidden tourist hotspots, which they would not likely visit through general tour packages. Foreigners can enjoy the beautiful natural scenery or visit various hidden treasures outside Seoul.
To use this service, both hosts and participants must have certain information open on their profiles. Participants can see the hosts' tour mission records, reviews, and ratings before applying for a tour.
There are no commission fees for the service, except the actual expenses for admissions and meals.
However, a refundable deposit will be required to operate the service more smoothly. When hosts post their tour missions, they must pay a deposit. And after completing a mission, the deposit is returned. The deposit is not refundable when a host cancels a tour without reason or for personal reasons.
Activity Korea recommends missions that participants would like based on their tour records on "Must Go Korea 100". This service is useful for international students who stay in Korea for a few months or years.
Activity Korea CEO Shin Ho-young said: "In the future, 'Must Go Korea 100' will provide information about express buses, train ticket reservations, and tourist attractions by region -- which is essential for foreigners traveling around Korea."
To promote the platform to more foreigners, Activity Korea is running the "Give a star to Korea's famous tourist attractions" event on its Facebook page. More information about the event can be found on the "Must Go Korea 100" official website (mustgokorea100.com).
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