|Genre||Reality television |
|Written by||Park Won-woo, Choi Eun-young, Ha Seon-jeong, Park Ja-young, Lee Hyo-yeon, Hwang In-sun, Lim Sang-hwa, Song Da-in, Yu Hee-sun|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||166 (as of 23 November 2019[update]) (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Jae Young-kwon|
|Producer(s)||Lee Chang-sun, Kang Bo-young, Sohn Ji-won, Youn Min, Koo Min-jung|
|Production location(s)||South Korea, Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, Oceania, Latin America|
|Running time||60–90 minutes|
|Original release||16 April 2016– present|
|Revised Romanization||Baeteul Teulib|
Battle Trip (Korean: 배틀 트립; RR: Baeteul Teulib) is a South Korean television entertainment program, distributed and syndicated by KBS every Saturday starting 16 April 2016. The program currently starred Kim Sook, Kim Jun-hyun and Yoon Bo-mi of Apink as the main MCs. Occasionally, an invited celebrity will work together with the cast as a special MC to host the show.
On 21 July 2018, Battle Trip celebrated its 100th episode since debut.
- 1 Overview
- 2 History of audiences' votes and special segment (Up to episode 158)
- 3 Slogan
- 4 Airtime
- 5 Cast
- 6 Episodes
- 7 Top 10 destinations as chosen by audience votes (Up to episode 158)
- 8 Celebrity travellers with the most appearances
- 9 Ratings
- 10 Books
- 11 Awards and nominations
- 12 References
- 13 External links
History of program concept
Episode 1 to 158
The program is a trip competition between two groups of celebrities or several individual celebrities, travelling based on specific topics and showing viewers travel information and amazing tips. The winner is chosen based on 100 votes from the audience. To discourage cross-country travels, each group can only travel within specified cities or states as the topic stipulates.
Episode 159 onward
The program is revamped and the new concept focuses on the relationship between the selected destination and the guests. There will not have popularity votes from the audience of 100 and a new studio setting is used to film the program.
History of audiences' votes and special segment (Up to episode 158)
From episode 1 to 6, the winning team will be decided by the popularity votes from the 100 audiences. Each audience can only decide on supporting one team.
From episode 7 onward, the winning team will still be decided by the popularity votes from the 100 audiences but giving the 100 audiences the choices to support either one team or both.
Exception on audiences' votes
In episodes 21, 22, 39, 83, 84, 87, 88, 131, 132, 139 – 140 and 153 – 156, there are no voting from an audience of 100. These are educational trips for special historical events or informative purposes.
In episodes 42 – 45, 65 – 67, 91 – 93 and 100 – 103, as each team travelled 2 or more locations for the same battle theme, the overall winning team was decided after adding the total votes of both trips or locations (i.e. each team can get more than 100 votes).
In episodes 74 – 77, there is no voting from an audience of 100 due to the labour union strike and no audiences are invited to the show.
In episodes 116 – 119, there is no voting from an audience of 100. Instead, Lovelyz (Jiae, Jisoo, Sujeong, Yein) and Pentagon (Hui, Hongseok, Shinwon, Yeo One) are the 8 special judges for the special theme. These 8 special judges can only pick one team each. In the event of a tie, Kim Sook will decide the winning team.
In episodes 127 – 130, Lee Hwi-jae and Kim Sook will be the special judges for the The Solo Trip Special. There are four themes (essential courses, essential menus, bucket list and hidden courses) and the special judges will vote one country each for every theme. Trip designers who got chosen by the special judges will get extra five points on top of the popularity votes from the 100 audiences.
In episodes 137 – 138, there is no voting from an audience of 100. The 3 hosts made a bet to see whose trip people like the most via the social media and the one with the lowest number of votes will buy some snacks. Sung Si-kyung got the most votes and followed by Lee Hwi-jae and Kim Sook. Kim Sook bought cream buns for the 100 audiences in episode 141.
- Special segment: Battle Trip Awards
An annual year-closing episode, Battle Trip Awards, started on 29 December 2018 in episode 122. In this end of the year episode, the hosts will introduce recommended vacation spots for 2019 and show some unseen footages of some of the episodes in 2018. The Battle Trip Awards ceremony presents the Hottest Issue Clip Award (hottest issue on the internet) and The Best Trip Location Award (trip designer that received the most votes). Winners of the award are presented with a trophy. 
These slogans are used before the revamped of the program between episode 1 and 158.
- Opening Slogan:
- '여행도 전쟁이다 배틀 트립' (Travelling is like a battle. Battle Trip!)
- Ending Slogan:
- '세상이 학교다 인생이 여행이다 배틀 트립' (The world is your school, and life is a trip. Battle trip!)
|Airdate||Broadcast Start Time (KST)|
|16 April 2016 – 14 May 2016||Saturdays at 11:05 pm|
|21 May 2016 – 27 May 2017||Saturdays at 10:40 pm|
|3 June 2017 – 1 September 2018||Saturdays at 9:15 pm|
|8 September 2018 – 30 November 2019||Part 1||Saturdays at 9:15 pm|
|Part 2||Saturdays at 10:00 pm|
|From 6 December 2019||Fridays at 8:30 pm|
|Kim Sook||1 – present|||
|Kim Jun-hyun||159 – present|||
|Yoon Bo-mi (Apink)|
|San E||1 – 47|||
|Lee Hwi-jae||1 – 158|||
- San E has stepped down from the show after the episode 47 on 22 April 2017. Since then, the show would invite celebrity guest as Special MC to host the show together with the cast.
|First aired||Last aired|
|2016||32||16 April 2016||17 December 2016|
|2017||42||7 January 2017||2 December 2017|
|2018||48||6 January 2018||29 December 2018|
|2019||43||5 January 2019||TBC|
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Top 10 destinations as chosen by audience votes (Up to episode 158)
Below is the list of destinations chosen by audiences' votes. Episodes with exceptions are not included in the list.
|Ranking||Destination||Episode||Trip Planners / Travellers||Votes|
|1||Da Nang (Vietnam)||56 – 57||Oh Hyun-kyung & Jung Si-ah||99|
|2||Czech Republic||29 – 30||Lee Kyu-han & Kim Ki-bang||97|
|3||Jeolla Province||23 – 24||Kim Sook & Park So-hyun||94|
|4||Busan||21||Seo Kyung-duk & Yoo Jae-hwan||93|
|5||Seoul||1||Doojoon (Highlight) & Seol Min-seok||92|
|Dubai||27 – 28||Seo Hyo-rim & Lee Chung-ah|
|Shanghai (China)||39||Seo Kyung-duk, Yoo Jae-hwan & DinDin|
|Da Nang (Vietnam)||135 – 136||Kim Seung-soo & Kang Kyung-joon|
|9||Hanoi (Vietnam)||85 – 86||Yeom Gyeong-hwan, Choi Eun-kyung & Ahn Sun-yeong||91|
|Pai & Chiang Mai (Thailand)||91 – 93||VIXX (Hongbin & N)|
Celebrity travellers with the most appearances
During its run, some of the invited guests or host were occasionally featured in the show as travellers / trip planners. The following list are travellers / trip planners who appeared the most often as of 26 October 2019.
|Position||Name||Traveller / Trip Planner|
|No. of episodes||Episode|
|1||Lee Hwi-jae||9||17, 46, 47, 87, 88, 117, 119, 137, 138|
|Sung Si-kyung||18, 46, 47, 87, 88, 116, 118, 137, 138|
|3||Kim Sook||7||23, 46, 47, 87, 88, 137, 138|
|4||Nam Chang-hee||6||17, 69, 127 – 130|
|Seo Hyo-rim||27, 30, 100 – 103|
|6||Kim Tae-hoon||5||20, 65 – 67, 134|
|Kangnam (M.I.B)||65 – 67, 112, 154|
|7||San E||4||14, 24, 46, 47|
|Soyou (Sistar)||42 – 45|
|Song Hae-na||98, 125, 126, 149|
|Lee Hong-gi (F.T. Island)||100 – 103|
|Wendy (Red Velvet)|
|Seulgi (Red Velvet)|
|Heo Young-ji (Kara)||127 – 130|
- In the ratings below, N/R means no record or not reported, the highest rating for the show will be in red and the lowest rating for the show will be in blue each year.
- From 8 September 2018 onward, the show will be aired in two parts. Only the higher rating of the episode will be shown.
- 배틀트립 (Battle Trip) (in Korean). 웅진지식하우스 (Woongjin Knowledge House). 27 April 2018. ISBN 9788901223414. Written by KBS Battle Trip Production Team & Woo Ji-kyung
Awards and nominations
|2016||15th KBS Entertainment Awards||Top Excellence Award – Talk Show (Female)||Kim Sook||Won|
|Excellence Award – Talk Show (Male)||San E||Nominated|
|2018||16th KBS Entertainment Awards||Top Excellence Award – Talk Show (Female)||Kim Sook||Won|||
|Excellence Award – Talk Show (Male)||Sung Si-kyung||Won|||
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