Busan publishes online guide book to attract female travelers

Late-evening food items currently being served at pojangmacha current market alley in Yeongdo, Busan (Busan Tourism Group)

Initial time travels are tricky even for avid tourists. Irrespective of the amount of money of time put in scheduling itineraries on nearby accommodations and meals, spontaneous complications crop up from the instant just one comes as a stranger to the city.

To alleviate solo visitors of some of their stress, specially woman vacationers, an on line guide guide introducing the city’s main attractions was released by the Busan Tourism Organization on Tuesday.

The a few-month undertaking to deliver “The Busan Guidebook for Ladies Traveling On your own,” was assisted by NomadHer, a travel app devoted to feminine travellers.

With end users in 176 countries, the startup has been establishing guidebooks for female tourists considering that 2019. Busan is the sixth destination covered by the books, with the prior ones about the city of New York, Paris, Lisbon, Seoul and Morocco.

The 50-page guidebook suggests items to do in 4 themes — to absolutely be immersed in mother nature, to feel the neighborhood youth vibe, to just take a crack and making an attempt new activities. 

A view of Haeundae from the Igidae Coastal Walk at sundown (Busan Tourism Organization)

A perspective of Haeundae from the Igidae Coastal Stroll at sundown (Busan Tourism Corporation)

At very first look, viewers could possibly uncover the booklet similar to current travel guides, but the highlights are on the latter half, which has aspects on harmless lodging, night schedules on community transportation and dining solutions that cater to particular appetites.

Strategies and reminders are extra for every location, and social media accounts of stores and dining places are presented to assistance travelers grasp the place prior to checking out.

The BTO hinted at the potential of tourism to the city through the 2020 Virtual Female Globetrotter Competition hosted by NomadHer, on September.

“Listening to above 20 panelists actively sharing their journeys, we observed assorted travel motivations and expectations that differ from standardized tourism patterns in the earlier,” Sung Hyun-ji, the BTO’s World wide Promoting Group supervisor explained to The Korea Herald Wednesday. The ebook was made to let solo females tourists to shift vacation modes in accordance to their daily moods and bodily conditions, Sung added.

Bae So-yeon, head of business enterprise at the NomadHer and crew manager of the Busan challenge explained that the precedence was to glance at the metropolis from the lens of a feminine foreigner traveling to Busan for the to start with time. 

Go over web site of the Busan guidebook picked out by means of an illustration challenge occasion by NomadHer (Busan Tourism Business)

“We held an illustration-obstacle event for the go over site of the guidebook as a result of our app. Ladies tourists from 15 diverse international locations participated, and the operate of Sheryline, one particular of our French members, was at last picked.” Bae advised The Korea Herald. Security troubles inevitably come to be a precedence when touring by yourself, in accordance to Bae. Naming Busan as a town brighter at evening with warm hospitality of locals, NomadHer gave it 3 out of 3 stars in its all round rating in the guidebook.

“The Busan Guidebook for Gals Traveling Alone” can be downloaded for free at the Stop by Busan’s web-site, or by way of the NomadHer’s official app.

By Kim Hae-yeon ([email protected])