Festival; far left,
Taipei 101 at Xinyi
Taiwan event promotes tourist sites
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 09:00 AM August 30, 2014
The Taiwan Tourism Bureau held the annual Time for Taiwan Travel Fair around Asia at the Events Center of SM Megamall recently.
The expo endorsed Taiwan as one of Asia’s must-destinations and as the newest tourist spot for Filipinos. Theme was “Time for Taiwan.”
The travel section of The New York Times ranked Taiwan 11th on its list of 52 must-visit places for 2014 and website lifestyle9.com dubbed Taiwan as second safest country of 2014.
Filipinos are eligible for Taiwan’s no-visa requirement program. One must be a passport-holder with a valid visa or permanent resident certificate issued by the US, Canada, Japan, UK, Schengen Convention countries, Australia or New Zealand, which permits a duration of stay for up to 30 days.
There are 16 airline carriers which regularly service the Taipei route such as Cebu Pacific Air, China Airlines, Eva Air, Philippine Airlines; and travel agencies such as Jeron Travel & Tours Corp., Pan Pacific Travel Corp., Canadian Travel, North Star International Travel Inc., Las Palmas Travel, Renaissance Travel & Tours Inc., Goldlink Travel Inc., Everbright Travel & Tours Inc., Amkor Travel & Tours Inc., Skynet Travel Corp., Ark Travel Express Inc., and Interlink Travel.
In the event, Taiwan artists performed—the Grassroot Performing Troupe, Cash Magic, and M.H.D. Diabolo Art Taiwan.
The do-it-yourself station drew the audience to activities such as cooking hand-made little steamed buns, painting whipping tops, imprinting leaves on towels, pressing flowers on paper fans and cooking traditional fish ball soup. The activities were led by the Taiwan Leisure Farm Development Association.
For details, call the Taiwan Visitors Association: tel. (+852) 03-20706789 and (+852) 03-20723559; or drop by Suite 25-01, 25th Level, Wisma Goldhill at 67 Jalan Raja Culan in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
For visa exemption and visa-related concerns, visit oa1.immigration.gov.tw/nia_southeast or www. taiwan.net.tw.