[취재후] Go abroad after waiting for honeymoon and golf trip

[취재후] Go abroad after waiting for honeymoon and golf trip


Chiang Mai Doi Suthep Temple / Travel News CB

●After all, the theme tour is ‘hot’

Ji As expected, the theme tour begins. Golf tours are in high demand during the peak season of the winter, and it is said that 500 people are scheduled to depart on a charter flight from Chiang Mai alone in November. Those who choose to quarantine for golf are that much, so if entry without quarantine begins, demand may increase even more. The industry has high expectations for Thai golf.

seaweed Thailand is originally a popular winter golf destination. Quarantine is also exempted from November, so it will at least double. It is likely that we will be able to fill all the capacity that can be accommodated locally.

Ji Airlines, including Jeju Air, are also planning to fly Chiang Mai Golf charters. If you listen to the stories of acquaintances who play golf, they say that they have been waiting for overseas golf trips because domestic green fees have risen a lot since Corona, and it is difficult to even make a reservation.

seaweed Golf boom in the Corona era. There was more demand than indoor sports, especially among young people. As a result, domestic golf prices are getting more expensive, and the desire for cheap and exotic overseas golf seems to have grown again. Wouldn’t many travel agencies be flocking to golf trips that could be made in the winter season?

Ji Thailand’s golf quarantine started in February and has been in constant demand every week until now, although there are a small number of people. It should be isolated inside the golf resort, but it doesn’t seem like a big obstacle since it’s for golf anyway. If you use a golf quarantine resort designated by the government, you will receive a partial discount on the PCR test cost.

this Honeymoon has recently become popular in Maldives, Hawaii, and Guam. According to an official from a honeymoon travel agency, the number of inquiries about canceling the Jeju Island honeymoon and making reservations abroad has also increased.

seaweed There were many people who postponed their wedding due to social distancing, but as the number of people is recently relaxed, many honeymooners are leaving.

Ji Going on a real overseas trip, there are a lot more things to prepare than I thought. In order to use the Saipan Travel Bubble, PCR test is required, but when I inquired at a hospital, they gave me wrong information saying that antigen test is also possible, so I was confused for a while.

seaweed It seems that insurance companies are still confused as overseas travel is suddenly opened. There are many places that require travel insurance, but it is still difficult for consumers to know exactly which insurance and where to purchase it. Due to special travel advisories issued around the world, the availability of travel insurance may vary by insurance company, so be sure to check.

Ji It is also painful to have to use blood-like annuals for PCR tests. Some travel destinations require PCR testing at designated hospitals. Even if a hospital is not designated, there are cases where there is no hospital that can perform PCR tests or the test takes a long time including waiting time.

seaweed There are also PCR testing agencies. After the inspection, the delivery of the result sheet, etc., is provided for a certain fee. The inspection fee itself is also 100,000 won, which acts as a burden. The PCR test can be troublesome for outpatients as well. Starting with the Singapore travel bubble, inbound activities are also starting to resume, but more thorough preparation is needed.

The Fair Trade Commission with a knife to a unilateral zero-com

this The unilateral zero-com was stopped. In 2018, the Fair Trade Commission issued a rectification recommendation three years after former president Yang Moo-seung of the Korea Travel Association (KATA) requested an official review. As airlines unilaterally abolished ticket issuance fees for travel agencies, travel agencies have not received fair fees for labor.

seaweed As the Fair Trade Commission took the hand of the travel industry, a foothold has been established to make a commission contract as in the past. The airline could go back to paying travel agents a fee for ticket sales. With the introduction of commissions, there is a possibility that the volume incentive (VI) that airlines have been paying will decrease.

Ji Although the VI policy differs for each airline, most have paid a certain percentage for the amount of additional sales achieved in the previous year. As a result, there were difficulties such as the destination being compressed by some top travel agencies, or the VI revenue falling according to the competition.

seaweed Negotiations will be important in the future. In fact, it is unlikely that the IATA will follow the corrective recommendations. This is because, if it is corrected in the Korean market, it may affect other countries as well. Travel Journal, a Japanese affiliated media, also contacted me about this article after a long time. As such, zero-com is an issue that has a lot of interest around the world. The airline also responded through a strong law firm, but in the end, the travel agency won, which is more meaningful. Former Chairman Yang Moo-seung sowed the seeds, and current Chairman Oh Chang-hee reaped the seeds.

Ji It may be difficult right now, but it has provided an opportunity for travel agencies to increase their profits. Partner airlines and travel agencies will have to find a compromise, even if it takes some time.

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