[Festival]Korea Travel Hotline

5 Mar 2024
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Going to a new country can be very exciting but also a bit scary. It can be hard to speak a different language, find your way around strange streets, learn about the local ways of doing things, and plan everything you need to do. But if you're going to South Korea, there's no need to worry! 

The 1330 Travel Hotline is here to help you. 

It's a very important service that makes sure your trip to Korea is wonderful.  

What is the 1330 Travel Hotline? 

Operated by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), the 1330 Travel Hotline is a 24 hours / 7 days a week service designed to help international visitors in Korea. 

Whether you're lost and need directions, looking for recommendations, or facing any travel-related issues, the hotline provides comprehensive support in 8 languages including English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, Russian, Vietnam, Thai, Malay, Indonesian. This makes it an invaluable resource for travelers who might not be fluent in Korean.

You can ask these question 

  1. 1. Tourist Attractions: Information on popular and lesser-known sights, historical landmarks, cultural sites, and natural parks.

  2. 2. Accommodation: Recommendations for hotels, guesthouses, hostels, and other types of lodging, including options based on budget and location.

  3. 3. Transportation: Directions and advice on using public transportation, including buses, subways, and trains, as well as tips for renting cars or bicycles.

  4. 4. Dining: Suggestions for restaurants, cafes, and street food vendors, including information on local specialties and dietary restrictions.

  5. 5. Shopping: Guidance on where to find shopping centers, traditional markets, specialty stores, and duty-free shops.

  6. 6. Cultural Norms and Etiquette: Advice on local customs, cultural practices, and manners to help you navigate social situations respectfully.

  7. 7. Emergency Services: Assistance during emergencies, including how to contact police, medical services, or embassies.

  8. 8. Event Information: Updates on festivals, concerts, exhibitions, and other events happening during your stay.

  9. 9. Language Help: Basic language assistance and translations for simple phrases or when trying to communicate with locals.

  10. 10. General Travel Tip: Tips on weather conditions, currency exchange, internet access, and other practical travel information. 

How to Use the 1330 Travel Hotline 

Simply dial 1330 from any mobile phone or landline within Korea—no area code is necessary. 

For those calling from international phones, be sure to add Korea's country code (+82) followed by 2-1330. The service is free of charge, although standard call rates may apply depending on your phone plan. 

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