|By Business Wire||
|January 13, 2014 10:37 PM EST||
A recent study revealed that the number of Chinese tourists have surpassed the number of Japanese tourists, as #1 tourist country visiting South Korea.
Ticket Pot (Photo: Business Wire)
In 2013, the number of Chinese tourists has increased by 53 percent compared to last year totaling 4.05 million people. Among the 12 million tourists that have visited Korea, a study revealed that cruise tourism led the Chinese tourists.
With growing inflow of Chinese tourists increasingly affecting the domestic market, Software development firm 3rdpot (CEO Jin Kyu Lee, www.ticketpot.co.kr) launched a medical recommendation service app targeting the Chinese tourists with the support of South Korean government.
The launch comes in the heels of growing number of single visitors for medical tourism. Although group tourism still make up the majority of the tourists, there are growing number of young single Chinese tourists, following the Korean wave, are visiting Korea to undergo plastic surgery, dermatology and other cosmetic procedures.
Unlike group tourists, single Chinese tourists have to take care of their own reservations for flight tickets and accommodations during their medical stay in Korea. The app simplifies the process of reservation for these single tourists, making it possible for tourists to purchase single deals, compared to package deals, including flight, accommodations, SIM cards and Mobile phone rentals.
The app also includes a map service with GPS tracking solution, with location-relevant travel information, allowing one to travel around easily without any guide.
In order to provide a seamless service to the users, 3rdpot has signed MOU with Tourholic Inc. and has partnered with Alpha Information Telecommunication Inc.
The app can be used on all mobile devices including PC simultaneously, through the cutting-edge hybrid application and social curation tools.
“We have successfully developed a simple, yet convenient hybrid application through mobile ecommerce market and the preferences of tourists’ research,” shared 3rdpot and added, “we hope that the app can make it easier for the tourists to visit to Korea.”