After supporting an Asian travel expo in Richmond last month, Tourism Taiwan is hosting another event in Richmond next week with the same goal – promoting Taiwan as a tourism destination for people in Richmond and B.C.
Tourism Taiwan will be hosting a tourist exhibition booth at Richmond Centre (near The Body Shop) on Dec. 16 and 17 where visitors can learn about Taiwanese culture, join activities and games and have an opportunity to win a round-trip ticket from Vancouver to Taiwan.
“We hope this event will help local Canadians learn more about Taiwan's culture and introduce Taiwan's rich tourism content to them,” said Steve Chen, Canadian country manager for Taiwan Tourism.
“In the future, we will work closely with local tourism operators to launch a variety of itineraries so that tourists visiting Asia can visit Taiwan and enjoy the beauty of Taiwan.”
Chen said Taiwan is not only a great travel destination, but an ideal place to visit during layover for those who visit other Asian destinations, such as China, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines.
Both China Airlines and Eva Air have flights departing from the Vancouver International Aiport to Taiwan daily, and have flights to major cities in Asia, he added.
“The government of Taiwan has an initiative that if a tourist has a layover of more than seven hours in Taiwan, they can book a free half-day tour, which includes pickup and dropup services and a travel guide,” said Chen.
He added that the free half-day tour can be booked online 10-90 days in advance.
Tourism Taiwan has also launched a “lucky draw” campaign that’s valid till 2025. Tourists can register online before they board the flight, receive a QR code in their email and scan the QR code at the airport upon arrival, to win prizes including vouchers for hotels and restaurants, according to Chen.
“We hope that when Canadians fly a long way to Asia, they can stop over in Taiwan and enjoy the beauty of Taiwan, making their trip more worthwhile,” said Chen.