Seoul Summer: Visa Brings a Spectrum of Offers



With the temperatures reaching over 35 degree Celsius during summer, travelling in Seoul takes proper planning to avoid sweat and tears. Visa Concierge1 app brings a world of privileges, services and personal support at fingertips, helping travelers make the most of their vacation in Seoul.

According to the Visa Global Travel Intentions Study, South Korea has surpassed other countries to become Hong Kong’s second most popular tourist destination for the upcoming two years, second only to Japan. Given that shopping is a must-do for 75 percent of Hong Kong travelers, this is no surprise. There are a couple of ways to stay cool and have fun in Seoul during the summer.

Get a chill stay
Kicking the summer fever away starts with a well-furnished and top-notch accommodation. A metropolitan like Seoul has an array of different hotels to choose from. Deciding on which hotels to stay could be daunting for someone who does not know the city well. Visa provides access to privileges offered by the finest hotels in town, including 20 percent off the Visa Premium Card Rate for Grand Hyatt Seoul#. And with its latest Visa Concierge app, you can get help from the concierge specialist to uncover the hidden gems in the city. They are more than happy to assist and provide recommendations.

Freeze your face and body
K-beauty products have been known for high value for money and is always on the top of must-buy list for travelers. There are products specifically developed to remedy skin problems during the hot and humid summer months, Koreans store their sheet masks in the fridge for a refreshing treatment. When looking for a place to get the best skincare products, one good idea is to browse from where offers a wide range of brands. Lotte Duty Free is absolutely one of the best place to do so, as cardholders of Visa can enjoy a discount of up to 15 percent off# at its outlets for a shopping spree.

Cool down with gourmet and cocktail
Seoul’s Gangnam district is also known for its endless array of restaurants. Cooling down with good food and drinks there can definitely help make the sweltering heat a bit more tolerable. Eateries serving good local food is always around the corner. Yet for travelers wanting variety, Seoul offers some of the best international cuisine. Visa has special offers at restaurants with Michelin stars for cardholders to indulge their taste buds.

Sunset Glow: hide from the sun
There is no better place to stay cool under the summer heat than having fun indoor. Lotte World is the largest indoor amusement park in the world. The Ice Museum, part of Trick Eye Museum, houses a collection of displays made from ice. 

Our Concierge specialists will advise on the best place to hide from the sun. And don’t forget to stay hydrated!

Here is part of the Visa cardholder’s benefits in Seoul#:



Grand Hyatt Seoul

  • 20% off the Visa Premium Card Rate
  • Minimum 3-night consecutive stay
  • Valid until November 5, 2018



Lotte Duty Free

  • Up to 15% off for purchases during non-sale period
  • Valid until February 14, 2019




  • Michelin 2-star restaurant
  • Chef’s greeting
  • Kitchen tour by request
  • Valid until December 31, 2018


  • Michelin 1-star restaurant
  • Complementary glass of sparkling wine
  • Valid until December 31, 2018


Before taking off
HSBC Visa Signature cardholders can also enjoy offers at the Hong Kong airport:

Pacific Coffee (Airport shop)
  • 50% off handcrafted beverages 
  • a valid same-day boarding pass with the same cardholder's name required
  • Valid until October 31, 2018

Plaza Premium Lounge

  • One complimentary lounge access service upon single spending of HK$1,500 or above
  • Valid until January 31, 2019


1 Applicable to Visa Signature and Platinum cards
* Bookings must be made via Visa Concierge. Visa Concierge is available for download on iOS App Store and Google Play Store. 
# Terms and conditions apply.


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