Travel Agent NewsRising airfares but weaker won? No problem, Korean agencies turn to charter flights to keep tour packages affordable.

Charter game is a hit for South Korean travel agencies

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Travel agencies are chartering their own flights to keep air ticket prices low for their clients, with Boracay among the most popular destinations.
Travel agencies are chartering their own flights to keep air ticket prices low for their clients, with Boracay among the most popular destinations. Photo Credit: GettyImages/ValentinAyupov

Travel agencies in South Korea responding to surging air ticket prices and the weakened Korean won with charter flight package tours, according to local media reports.

These charter flight package tours mainly take travellers to various destinations around Southeast Asia and are offered on the basis of charter contracts between the travel agencies and airlines. Since it’s based on a contract, air ticket prices remain as per the agreement even if fuel surcharges increase.

Hana Tour is one such travel agency selling charter flight tickets for popular Southeast Asian routes, like Danang, Phuket and Boracay, bundled with travel insurance. The travel agency sold these specially packages departing in July and August in a live e-commerce video.

The company is also selling charter flight tickets departing from cities in South Korea, including Busan-Danang and Muan-Danang.

Another travel agency that has adopted this concept is Mode Tour which is bundling charter flight tickets to Southeast Asia with hotels. Its tour package products include a four-night package to Danang and Hoi An in Vietnam, and another different one for Cebu and Bohol in the Philippines.

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