The commissioner of TPEDOIT pointed out that as of early August, the number of Taiwanese visitors entering Japan has exceeded 1.4 million, while 300,000 Japanese visited Taiwan. Both countries claim the number one position in each other’s tourism market. After three years of pause due to the pandemic, Taipei City is ready to welcome the return of tourists with open arms.
Over the three-year period, Taipei City has introduced new destinations, including the Taipei Music Center, Taipei Performing Arts Center, and Rongjin Gorgeous Time. This year, Taipei City also came in eighth on Time Out Magazine’s ranking of Best Public Transport in the World. Tourists are able to tap upon the accessible mass transit system to reach forests and mountains from the city within 30 minutes.
The members of Taipei’s delegation at the Tokyo event include China Airline, Tigerair Taiwan, EVA Air, Starlux Airlines, Taipei Sightseeing Bus, Sunrise Travel Service, TangShop, Dunqian Intelligent Technology, New Sunshine Travel Service, Lion Travel, Taipei Music Center, Taihu Brewing, and Dahu Park Hotel.
The new tourism ambassador noted that she enjoys traveling and great food. When she was younger, she used to work in Taipei, but today she has to travel by air to many places for work. Therefore, her sentiments for the city is not only a “home,” but also mixed with elements of a “traveler’s” perspective. That is why she wants to share the city she loves with Japanese tourists.
For the promotional film, Hsu remarked that many locations are places she would visit herself, including the boutiques at Zhongshan Linear Park and Wanhua District’s Bopiliao Historical Block. She also recommends Japanese tourists try out local dishes such as braised pork rice, chicken fillet and grass jelly ice.
Link to the promotional film on YouTube:[Link]