April 24, 2024
Explore South Korea For Free: Share Your Story And Win A Dream Trip
Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea | Image Credit: TRAVEL TAKE PHOTOS/Shutterstock

From delectable bibimbap and sprawling islands to rich cultural heritage and K-drama marathons, South Korea has a magnetic appeal for holiday-goers. And now, here’s your chance to explore the beautiful places in South Korea and experience it all without worrying about the cost of the trip. The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, along with the Korea Tourism Organisation, is hosting ‘Visit Korea Year 2023-24’, offering individuals the opportunity to win an all-expenses-paid five-day trip to Korea. All you need to do is share a compelling story about your connection to Korea, whether it’s a memorable travel experience, a special bond, or a heartwarming moment.

What’s included in the South Korea trip?

Forget about the expenses — here’s what you’ll get to enjoy during the Korea For U 5 days, 4 nights tour:

  • Round-trip tickets to Korea, along with accommodation and travel insurance.
  • A mandatory joint tour for one night on May 21.
  • A customised package tour for three nights, tailored based on your story.

The South Korea trip is scheduled from May 21 to May 24, 2024, with flexibility depending on current circumstances.

How to apply?

With story selection being the sole criterion for winning, it’s imperative to craft an original and touching tale. The theme is “My personal story, memory, or connection to Korea”. Complement your entry with photos and videos for better chances of success. The application period is from March 19 to April 19, 23:59:59 (KST), and winners will be notified via email on April 30. Selected applicants may be invited for an online interview. Click to apply for Korea For U tour here.

Are you eligible?

To participate in Korea For U tour, make sure you meet the following criteria as defined by the organisers:

  • Applicants must be non-Korean nationals residing outside Korea.
  • Check for passport validity and immigration clearance for the tour dates.
  • You can apply for yourself or on behalf of a friend or family member.
  • Your story will make all the difference, so make it compelling and heartfelt.

(Feature Image Credit: TRAVEL TAKE PHOTOS/Shutterstock)

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Written By

Yashita Vashishth

Yashita Vashishth

Writer by day, reader by night, Yashita has a flair for all things travel, wellness and food. She has previously worked at Condé Nast India and Times Internet. When not working, you can catch her binge-reading the latest thriller on the block, re-watching Friends, trying a new recipe or hosting her friends.


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