Tag Archives: #VisitSeoul

2017 Seoul Summer Sale is Back

The 2017 Seoul Summer Sale has begun! It’s from May 23 to July 31, 2017 for 70 days. It will offer foreign travelers and residents great deals and discounts.  With Korean boyband, Super Junior as the sale’s official ambassadors, this year is bigger and better than ever.

* Largest ever in scale!
Enjoy discounts and free gifts from 133 companies across accommodation, culture and entertainment, food and beverage, fashion and beauty, and medical tourism.

* Up to 80% off!
Stores will offer up to 80% off regular prices, as part of the 2017 Seoul Summer Sale!

*Free welcome-kit!
Pick up your free welcome- kit, which includes shopping catalogs and discount coupons, from various tourism points, including Incheon Airport, Gimpo International Airport, Incheon Port, the Airport Railroad, and major tourist offices , Tourist Hotels, and guest houses in Seoul.

Also! Enjoy a variety of activity and festival booths at Myeongdong, every weekend of the sale.
– Festival period : Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays from May 12 ~June 30, 11am~19pm
-Location : <Morning> Myeong-dong tourist police booth and <Afternoon> Myeong-dong station

More detailed information at the 2017 Seoul Summer Sale website.

Source: Seoul Tourism Organization’s website

For updates on Seoul, check out Seoul Metropolitan Government’s official website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Free Admission to the Grand KPOP Festival on September in Seoul

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea (MCST) and Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) are organizing a large-scale free KPOP concert called Grand KPOP Festival for international visitors that will be held on September 4, 2015 at the Seoul Olympic Stadium. This is to promote the Korea Grand Sale 2015, which will run from August 14 to October 31, 2015.


The KPOP stars lineup includes Girls’ Generation, CN Blue, SHINee’s Taemin, BEAST, EXO’s Chen, BTOB, Block B, and EXID. The visitors can also try sample traditional Korean hansik dishes and try on traditional Korean hanbok clothes.

Starting August 20, 2015, free admission coupons will be distributed to the first 30,000 who registers online at www.grandkpopfestival.com. (Please be patient as many people are trying to access the site). You can register for up to four persons on one coupon but have to submit their passport information. Once registered, a printed screencapture of the coupon will be accepted if you are having a hard time printing the coupon.

More information at the Grand KPOP Festival website.

I’m envious of those who will be in Seoul at that time. How I wish I am there to watch the concert as it is for free!

Korea Grand Sale 2015 is back

On August 14th, South Korea launched its Korea Grand Sale 2015 for foreigners at the Incheon Airport. It will run until October 31, 2015 and now on its 6th anniversary.

There are over 300 participating companies and 30,000 venues listed in Seoul, the metropolitan area, and major cities. Check out the complete list here.

You can find the Coupons on the participating companies menu or Coupon guide under Coupons.

Print the coupons here or download the image to your phones and present at the participating stores.


There are so many benefits you can enjoy from 40% to 60% off and these are the 15 Magical Benefits on transportation (Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air and KORAIL), accommodations (Lotte Hotels and Ibis Ambassador Hotel), shopping (Lotte Duty Free, Premium Outlets, and Doota),  beauty items (Olive Young and Innisfree), attractions and performance (Everland, N. Seoul Tower and  The Original Drawing Show), convenience store (GS25), and telecommunication (SK Telecom). Check out more on them here.

If you’re planning for a trip within the period of the sale, register for a welcome kit and get the kit that contains samples and discount coupon for the popular cosmetic brand. The kit can be consumed earlier than expected.

There are also different events online that you can participate when you made your purchase or participated at KGS Event Center. More information here.

Follow #KoreaGrandSale on Facebook and check out their website.

Have a great time shopping and enjoy exploring Korea too!

[Global Seoulmate] Exemplary Global Seoul-Mate of 2014

Anneonghaseyo! I’m back from hiatus. Last May 2015, I was selected by the Seoul Metropolitan Government as one of the eighty-three “Exemplary Global Seoul Mates of 2014” from among 192 Global Seoul Mates that were appointed last June 2014, based on the quality of the finished entry and the successful dissemination of Seoul-related contents.

Global Seoul-Mate is a publicity program by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in which foreign participants (living in or outside of Korea) are to seek out Seoul’s many hidden attractions and promote Seoul in colorful and interesting ways to the global community. Throughout the year, we will also be given missions to produce contents to promote Seoul.

We were sent an appointment certificate signed by the Seoul City Mayor and a welcome gift.  See my personalized Seoul Adidas Climachill shirt here.

For our First Mission, we were tasked to introduce ourselves and to share our aspirations as a Global Seoul-Mate 2014, and make a photo collage of S-E-O-U-L from our daily lives, and luckily, I was one of the winners! See my entry and the gift I received here!

Our Second Mission was conducted under the theme, “2014 Seoul Kimchi Making & Sharing Festival, My No. 1 Poster: Made by 192 Global Seoul-Mates”, which the festival happened last November 11, 2014 in Seoul that celebrated the fact that Kimchi was selected for UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013. I was of the winners again. See my simple winning poster entry and the gift I received here.

On the Third Mission, we were tasked to come up of what was Seoul like in 2014 in our eyes and that we would put in a Time Capsule.  Again, I was one of the winners.  See my simple entry and the gift I received here.


Korean Traditional Tea (flavors of Hydrangea Leaf tea, Green tea, Mulberry Leaf tea, Buckwheat Tea, Chrysanthemum Flower tea). I love the design of each tea bags and the whole packaging forming it in a traditional Korean palace setting with a King and a Queen.

As a simple appreciation of our efforts in helping promote Seoul and for sharing our experiences across the globe in 2014, we were sent a small gift (picture above).

Thank you Seoul Metropolitan Government. I will continue to discover Seoul’s hidden gems and help promote this wonderful city to the world.