Taipei promotes tourist attractions at CPTA meeting in Hanoi
Sep 08, 2018MarketComments Off on Taipei promotes tourist attractions at CPTA meeting in Hanoi
Hanoi, Sept. 8 (CNA) Taipei promoted local tourist attractions at the Council for Promoting Tourism in Asia (CPTA) meeting in Hanoi Sept. 6-8, an official from Taipei City Government said Saturday.
Chiang Chun-huei (???), a senior official in the Department of Information and Tourism, said the Taipei delegation presented a series of reports on marketing programs for the city's tourist attractions and achievements during the three-day meeting.
At an exhibition to promote tourist attractions in participating cities held on streets around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, the Taipei delegation set up a stall to showcase scenic areas, transport, shopping malls, local products and other tourism-related information on Taiwan's capital city.
Currently, the CPTA has 10 member cities: Tokyo, Bangkok, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Seoul, Taipei, Metropolitan Manila, Tomsk and Hanoi.
The annual meeting reviewed cooperative activities implemented over the past few years and drafted plans for new projects.
Participants also looked for measures to attract more visitors to Asian cities through cooperative projects, programs, and campaigns, while also discussing ways to improve tourism management and promote cooperation between agencies, organizations and businesses in CPTA member cities.
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The bureau is focusing on five north-south mountain ranges — the Central Mountain, Xueshan, Yushan, Alishan and the Coastal Mountain ranges — in its pavilion at the fair, said bureau Deputy Director-General Chang Shi-chung (???).
Chang said there will be various exhibitions and forums on the mountains of Taiwan, as well as its unique cultural features such as historic trails and aboriginal lifestyles.
Taiwan is preparing to market 2020 as the Year of Mountain Tourism, after its efforts to position the country as an important international mountaineering destination in July, when the government allowed public access to the island’s national parks.
Previously, people who wanted to visit restricted “ecological protected areas” in Taiwan’s national parks had to apply for permits from both the National Police Agency and the Construction and Planning Agency.
Now, however, the Construction and Planning Agency has launched a new mountain permit application portal that requires mountain visitors to apply for only one permit and provides fast-track processing to expedite applications, the bureau said.
Much of Taiwan is covered by mountains, and it has 268 mountains of over 3,000 meters, according to the Tourism Bureau website.
That environment has made hiking and mountain climbing one of the favorite pastimes of Taiwan residents.
The number of permits issued to Taiwanese citizens and foreign nationals for access to trails in Yushan, Taroko and Shei Pa national parks has risen from 153,736 in 2016 to 187,053 in 2017 and 201,526 in 2018, according to Construction and Planning Agency figures.
In 2018, foreign nationals accounted for 7.24 percent of the permits issued.
There will be around 1,700 booths from 60 countries at the fair, to be held Nov. 8-11 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
The fair, the largest of its kind in Taiwan, will feature South Korean and Japanese tourism operators amid growing local interest in travel to those countries.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel