USO's 'Reunion in Korea' program is offered again this year
January 11, 2005
SEOUL — If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day present for that special someone back home, the USO would like you to consider bringing your sweetheart over to South Korea for a visit.
For 24 years, the “Reunion in Korea” program has reunited families on the peninsula.
The program tries to offer discount airfares, hotel rooms, some meals and tours to encourage families, especially spouses, to visit, said Maj. Edwina M. Walton, a spokeswoman for USFK.
“It’s really meant to help families come over and visit and to educate people about Korea,” she said last week.
This year’s schedule includes four packages, one each in April, May, September and October.
Costs vary from $975 to $1,308 per person, depending on the stateside point of departure.
Children under 10 are excluded from the program.
The trip includes a room at the Sofitel Ambassador Hotel, a tour of the Demilitarized Zone, the Ichon Ceramic Pottery Village and the Korean War Memorial Museum.
Each visitor must have a U.S. passport. For more information, and for an application form, visit www.uso.org/korea.
Reunion tour dates
April 18 to April 21 tour: Application deadline, Feb. 26; payment deadline, March 12.
May 16 to May 19 tour: Application deadline, March 26; payment deadline, April 9.
Sept. 19 to Sept. 22 tour: Application deadline, July 30; payment deadline, Aug. 13.
Oct. 17 to Oct. 20 tour: Application deadline, Aug. 27; payment deadline, Sept. 10.
Costs: $1,308 from Eastern states, $975 from Western states and $1,125 from Honolulu. Prices include airfare, a three-night hotel stay and various tours throughout South Korea. Visit www.uso.org/korea for more information.