Korea Travel Money Saving Tips – Up to 60% Discount for Jeju Car Rental with KT Kumho2 August, 2014
At an earlier blog post where we shared about our Jeju self-drive holiday experience, we mentioned that we rented a mid-size SUV Hyundai Veracruz at a huge car rental discount of 60% with KT Kumho – 431,700 Korean won for 4 full days of car rental ==> about 108,000 KRW (or US$108) per day. At this post, we will share how we did it.
Step 1: Book your Jeju rental car (for self-drive Jeju holiday) online at KT Kumho
To get this 60% discount off your Jeju car rental at KT Kumho, you must book your car online at KT Kumho website: https://www.ktkumhorent.com/eng/short/short_main.do. Don’t even bother with walk-in rental sign-ups for KT Kumho cars at the airport because they will most likely be fully booked. Book your Jeju rental car online as early as possible before you fly to Jeju especially during peak tourist seasons.
Step 2: Sign up as a member of KT Kumho and enjoy at least 5% discount off Jeju car rental
You will need to sign up as a member at KT Kumho website – just click “Register” on top. The discounts are only available to KT Kumho members – you will need your International Driving Permit ready as you will be required to fill in a field on Driver’s License Info and when you arrive in Jeju, KT Kumho staff will check against this info with your International Driving Permit. Do note that an International Driving Permit is strictly required for car rental in Jeju and even All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) rental! See this blog post for more info on where, how and when to get your International Driving Permit processed within less than a day!
Even without being a gold or double gold member, normal KT Kumho members will already enjoy 20% for Loss Damage Waiver only, 5% for online booking plus 5% for weekday rentals. But if your period of travel overlaps with your birthday month, you enjoy an additional 50% discount on top of your 5% + 5% = 60% off Jeju rental car! That’s how we got our 60% discounts off our Jeju car rental.
Make sure you select Jeju rental reservation at KT Kumho – there are different booking areas for Seoul (and other parts of South Korea) car rental and Jeju car rental. KT Kumho’s website is not very intuitive in this aspect so just take note to always choose Jeju Rental Reservation in order to get prices for car rental in Jeju (which is slightly cheaper than for car rental on the South Korean mainland). You have a wide selection of cars e.g. Compact – Premium – SUV. There is only one branch in Jeju – the one near the Jeju airport (you will take a shuttle bus from the Jeju airport to KT Kumho car rental office).
The booking process is simple – select your pick-up and return date and time and then select vehicle.
Under additional info, select whatever discounts/coupons apply to you and decide if you want to be covered for losses and damages to the car. Your discounted price for your Jeju car rental will then be counted automatically.