Seoul prepares to welcome tourists after COVID-19
- Seoul Tourism Organization operates wheelchair accessible vehicle and travel assistance device rental services and recommends barrier-free tourist attractions on the Seoul Danurim Accessible Tourism Center website.
Seoul, South Korea, December 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Seoul, the dynamic capital of South Korea where tradition and modernity coexist, is transformed into an accessible and practical tourist town for all trips.
Under the slogan “Environmental Accessible Tourism Plan 2018”, Seoul Tourism Organization opened Seoul Danurim Accessible Tourism Center in april 2019 for the disabled, the elderly, parents and / or guardians of children in cooperation with the Seoul Metropolitan Government.
The Seoul Danurim Accessible Tourism Center offers comprehensive services to ensure that the travel experience in Seoul is a convenient and safe solution for everyone, including tourists requiring assistance.
The main services offered by the center include the operation of wheelchair accessible vehicles and the rental of travel assistance devices, as well as the provision of accessibility information on the website of the accessible tourism center of Seoul Danurim.
The website will help facilitate the resumption of travel by ensuring an efficient display of accessibility information. Users can easily enter information at a glance through the efficient use of the pictogram.
The website also makes it easy for travelers to work out their travel plans and find the correct information, as they can search for information by region and convenient facility that they require.
The website offers information on 60 major tourist attractions and wheelchair accessible accommodation certified as “Universal Tourist Facilities” for tourists requiring assistance.
Top recommended tourist spots include 4 palaces from the Joseon Dynasty including Gyeongbokgung Palace where BTS presented their “IDOL” performance, Dongdaemun Design Plaza full of modern inspiration, and Seoul Botanical Park which is popular with people as a venue. natural healing.
Seoul Danurim minivans equipped with wheelchair ramps will allow tourists to easily access various tourist attractions through Seoul.
Those who have made a reservation for “recommended tours” can use the vehicle for free and enjoy a city-wide day trip visiting barrier-free sightseeing spots recommended by the Seoul Tourism Organization.
“Self-guided” tourists can hire a minibus at a reasonable price that includes only fuel, parking and tolls.
An airport pick-up service is also available for foreign tourists who have a plane ticket.
The vehicle has a maximum capacity of 10 passengers, including 2 to 4 people in wheelchairs, but it may vary depending on the type of vehicle.
The free travel assistance device rental services offer 23 pieces of equipment, including wheelchairs, portable ramps and wheelchair lifts. In addition, the center operates a home delivery service for a more convenient travel experience.
Portable wheelchair ramps are in greatest demand as they can help travelers with reduced mobility experience the city without physical limitations, especially in the old city center where wheelchair accessibility is scarce.
The ramps are available in various sizes from 46cm to 165cm, and the small sized ramps are easy to transport as they can be hooked onto the wheelchair.
Other rental equipment such as a shower wheelchair and a patient lift are also considered essential for travel as only a few accommodations have them.
In order to make Seoul a leading city in barrier-free tourism, the Seoul Tourism Organization has announced that it will continue to make efforts to meet the varied needs of all tourists through an improved tourism environment.