The tourism boards of Japan and South Korea have teamed to create a series of new joint itineraries for Indian travellers.
The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) have formed an exclusive partnership with Flight Shop, the Indian subsidiary of Flight Centre, to create combined holiday packages to the two countries.
This marks the first time the two tourism boards have joined forces in this way.
“As key long-haul destinations, Japan and South Korea have witnessed a robust growth of 30% in Indian outbound travellers,” said Shravan Gupta, executive director of leisure businesses for FCM Travel Solutions India. “The joint collaboration aims to double this growth over the next few years. As both destinations bet high on India, we will focus primarily on key and emerging metros.
“With a combined Japan and South Korea… itineraries are especially curated by travel experts at Flight Shop to suit every traveller’s need across segments,” he added.
Initially, four itineraries have been created. These include a 13-day “Best of South Korea & Japan” tour of Jeju, Busan, Seoul, Tokyo and Kyoto, the 14-day “Tokyo to Seoul” itinerary to Tokyo, Kawaguchiko, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Okayama, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Busan, Daegu and Seoul, the 10-day “South Korea Delight with Japan” option, which takes in Jeju, Busan, Seoul and Tokyo, and finally the 10-day “Captivating Japan with South Korea” tour, comprising Tokyo, Kyoto and Seoul.