SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite soaring consumer prices and interest rates, South Korean travelers are willing to pay any price to visit relatively underpopulated, attractive travel destinations.
Hyecho Adventure Travel, a travel agency specializing in outdoor travel, is excited that it was able to fill two teams of twenty people on a package tour to Victoria, Australia, including the Great Ocean Walk.
The package costs about 8 million won (US$6,000) per person, and the travel agency hadn’t been able to fill up all the slots for the past 10 years.
The travel agency recently filled up one team for an eight-day package tour to Saudi Arabia that cost 10 million won per person.
A trekking program in Al Ula, a place known for its unique and bizarre-looking stones and rocks, is less known in South Korea. Nevertheless, it has been a big hit.
Another mid-sized travel agency SW Tour recently introduced a premium-priced trekking trip to Sapa, Vietnam, which has gained massive popularity.
The package includes flights operated by flag carriers only, and visits to high-end hotels and restaurants. Sapa’s unique landscape decorated by terraced rice fields has added to its popularity.
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