KTIS (CEO Jeon In-seong), a communications service provider under the KT Group, announced on November 13 that it signed a business cooperation agreement with UPI, a leading credit card company in China, for the 2nd Passport. The 2nd Passport is a membership service for inbound free tourists heading from the Greater China region to Korea. It provides various essential and convenient services for them in the fields of telecoms, public transit, shopping, and tax refunds.
The sale of the product in China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan started on that day, under the name of Tourism Passport, utilizing the marketing and promotion channels of UPI. Users can make payments online with their UPI credit cards and then get e-tickets downloaded onto their smart phones or e-mail accounts.
The companies provide various packaged products, too. For example, the A Package includes a four-day free Wi-Fi ticket along with a Korean Airline limousine bus pass at a price of 21,900 won, while the B Package, priced at over 60,000 won, covers the Korean Wave performances of Bibap, Miso, Sachum, and Jump, a ticket to the N Seoul Tower and the Museum Alive in Insa-dong, Seoul. In particular, those who purchase the A Package can use Wi-Fi service conveniently just by typing in the online ticket number instead of renting an Egg router.
“With the ratio of free tourists to the total being on the rise, I believe that the 2nd Passport, which allows them to choose the content they wish at a low price, will keep increasing its popularity down the road,” said the CEO of KTIS.