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  • Seoul launches safety insurance for e-bikes and e-scooters for tourists

  • Press Releases SMG 353
    • The Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Tourism Organization launches a “Seoul’s Personal Mobility Sharing Service Safety Insurance” that guarantees the safety of both service users and providers that sell personal mobility (PM) sharing services.
    • Any startup that provides PM sharing service in Seoul can sign up for the insurance.
    • Seoul expects the service will enhance the image of Seoul as a smart tourist city while ensuring the safety of domestic and foreign tourists visiting Seoul.

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, November 9, 2021 – The Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Tourism Organization launches a “Seoul’s Personal Mobility Sharing Service Safety Insurance” that guarantees the safety of both service users and providers that sell personal mobility (PM) sharing services for Korean and international tourists.

    Such a scheme came after the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s expectation that domestic and foreign tourists’ use of personal mobility sharing services will increase rapidly as the introduction of smart technology in the tourism sector has been accelerating. Accordingly, Seoul plans to take preemptive action by launching the PM sharing service safety insurance.

    As long as a PM-sharing service provider has signed up for the insurance, both domestic and international tourists who use the service can easily apply for the insurance through the PMsharing service mobile application on their smartphones. To this end, the city will develop a computing system to apply to the PM sharing service application.

    Any startup that provides PM sharing service in Seoul can sign up for the insurance through the Travel Insurance Center. They can contact the center’s website or by phone for more information.

    Choi Gyeong-ju, Director-General of Tourism & Sports at the Seoul Metropolitan Government, said, “The launch of this insurance is the city’s leading effort to solve the safety issue that has been pointed out as a major weakness of the PM sharing service. Seoul will support the related computing system development so that Korean and international tourists can easily apply for the insurance. Such a measure will help enhance the image of Seoul as a smart tourist city while ensuring the safety of tourists at home and abroad.”