KTO Master Planner


A few weeks ago, KTO MICE ran a contest that requires participant to plan out a company trip. & the grand prize was a pair of return tickets to Seoul! Of course I was tempted and decided to give it a try with my friend.

Basically, we used my friend’s company as the target audience and then started planning from there. (actually it kind of started off with a made up company but we changed) What we were supposed to do was to build an itinerary from scratch and make it suitable for the audiences that we are targeting at, so in our case, we decided to go for the nature theme.

So here’s a brief of our itinerary posted on KTO’s Facebook:

Finalist 10

Virtual company: United Team (Financial Planner)
Group size: 33
Audiences: Management & staff
Travel period: Autumn
Duration: 8 days

1) To incentivize staff for great job contributions
2) To foster team bonding among staff.
3) To experience nature and rejuvenate.

Key Highlights:
Day 1 Seoul – Gangneung
* Nami Island
* Tour and cheese making experience at Uiyaki Wind Village (http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1562654)
* Visit and coffee roasting experience at Coffee Museum (http://websta.me/location/9152957)

Day 2 Gangneung – Jeongdongjin – Busan
* Jeongdongjin Station, Sun Cruise Resort, Hourglass Park & Unification Park (http://asiaenglish.visitkorea.or.kr/ena/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1007779)
* Sea train ride (http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1064143)
* Gwangbok-ro & Lotte Department Store, Gukje Traditional Market (http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SH/whereToShop/whereToShop.jsp?action=about&cid=997641)

Day 4 Busan
* Jalgachi Market (http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264168)
* Gamcheon Cultural Village (http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_6.jsp?cid=1056152)
* Busan night city tour (http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_4_10_2.jsp)

Day 5 Busan – Seoul (by KTX)
* Group challenge at Bukchon Hanok Village (http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=561382)
* Samcheongdong, N Seoul Tower, Trick Eye Museum, Myeongdong

Day 6 Seoul
* Gwangjang Traditional Market (http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SH/SH_EN_7_2.jsp?cid=273761)
* Ewha Women’s University Street (http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=749914)
* Banpo Rainbow Bridge Fountain Show (http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1011983)
* Jjimjilbang experience at Yongsan Dragonhill Spa (http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=610092)

Day 7 Seoul
* Group hike up the Seoul Fortress (Heunginjimun to Hyehwamun section) (http://m.visitseoul.net/en/m/article/article.do?_method=view&m=1003001002003&p=02&menu=0004003002017&art_id=751)
* Gangnam Terminal Underground Shopping Centre (http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_6.jsp?cid=506804)
* Nanta Show
* Company dinner

Day 8 Seoul – Singapore
Depart for Singapore


After we submitted, we realized that there were like tonnesssss of damn good itineraries that other people came up with. Still hopeful we could win the tickets but meh, we didn’t. We won food vouchers instead, so both of us decided, “Hey, that’s not too bad, let’s eat to our fill!” HAHAHA! Told you I’m a food junk.

If you are helping your company do a trip to Korea, check out the entries that were sent in at their facebook! I’m pretty sure you will be able to find something that suits your company.


//side note: D-99 to Glaciers, Sky diving and Star gazing! 



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