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Come and Experience Taiwan at Taiwan Pavilion: Eat, drink, play, and enjoy from June 30-July 2, 2023

The popularity of Taiwan among Filipino tourists continues to grow. In the first quarter of 2023, the number of Philippine tourists visiting Taiwan reached 60,723 arrivals, exceeding 50% of the Filipino tourists traveling to Taiwan in the first quarter of 2019. Taiwan’s scenery, cuisine, shopping, and other attractions. have continued to bring large numbers of visitors. To strengthen the promotional effort, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau organized a delegation to participate in the 10th Philippine TME (Travel Madness Expo) from June 30th to July 2nd. The delegation will see guest appearances from influencers The Poor Traveler, Filipino YouTube sensation, and the beautiful Hazel Quing. They will both share and talk about their latest travel experiences in Taiwan. Visitors of the Expo can also enjoy Taiwan’s national circus performances, taste authentic Taiwanese snacks and boba tea, while also experiencing DIY activities derived from the cultural heritage of Taiwan. The Taiwan Pavilion will provide both fun and tastiness. In addition to visa-free visits to Taiwan, group passengers can also enjoy a subsidy starting at $5,000 NTD. Foreign independent travelers can enjoy a free one-way travel pass for the airport MRT and have a chance to win a travel prize worth $5,000 NTD via a lucky draw. Spend time with your family and loved ones, by enjoying a trip Taiwan with them!

Since the reopening of borders in Taiwan on October 13th of last year, the number of visitors from the Philippines to Taiwan has significantly increased in 2022, growing by 224.85% compared to 2021 (9,183 visitors). Following the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s well received appearance at the TTE International Travel Expo in the Philippines earlier this year, a Taiwan travel frenzy have begun among Filipino citizens. Statistics show that the number of Filipino visitors to Taiwan in the first quarter of 2023 reached 60,723 persons. The Taiwan Tourism National Delegation for this event consists of 16 organizations and associations from city and county governments, tourism-related associations, travel agencies, hotels, and souvenir shops, with a total 35 individuals. They will participate in the Travel Madness Expo in the Philippines and host a promotional Taiwan Tourism Event in both Manila and Clark to further expand tourism opportunities between Taiwan and the Philippines.

The Travel Madness Expo will be held from June 30th to July 2nd at the SMX Convention Center Manila. The Taiwan Tourism Bureau is expanding its exhibition scale by renting a 144-square-meter space to build the Taiwan Pavilion. The pavilion’s design theme revolves around the globally popular boba milk tea, while also incorporating elements such as the Rainbow Crosswalk in Ximending, the night view of Taipei 101, and the Queen’s Head Rock in Yehliu. It aims to present the most popular impressions of Taiwan, allowing visitors to instantly experience the essence of Taiwan and enjoy wonderful moments of travel in Taiwan!

The Taiwan Pavilion will feature a series of exciting performances and experiential activities. Visitors can experience creating colorful folding Frisbees with the adorable Oh-Bear design, DIY pineapple cakes, sustainable grass weaving workshops, a 「Buzz Your Way to Taiwan」thrilling game that takes you on a tour of Taiwan, and the opportunity to taste the globally popular pearl milk tea and red bean milk shaved ice. Additionally, the internationally acclaimed performance group “Eye Catching Circus” will provide lively performances and interact with the audience, showcasing Taiwan’s diverse culture and hospitality. Furthermore, renowned travel influencers, The Poor Traveler, who has a strong presence on social media platforms with nearly a million followers, and popular Filipino influencer, Hazel Quing, will be visiting the travel expo on the afternoons of July 1st (Saturday) and July 2nd (Sunday) respectively. They will share their unique experiences and exclusive travel tips about Taiwan. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear their insights at the Taiwan Pavilion during the Travel Madness Expo!

To enhance the industry exchange between Taiwan and the Philippines, the Taiwan Tourism Delegation will organize a B2B Taiwan Tourism Promotional event on June 28th (Wednesday) at the SMX Convention Center Clark and on June 30th (Friday) at the Conrad Manila Hotel in Manila. Eye Catching Circus will present dance performances themed “Realm of Mountains and Seas” and “Island Celebration,” showcasing the diverse beauty of Taiwan. Mr. Abe Chou, Director of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau said, “The events aim to foster closer cooperation between industry players from both Taiwan and the Philippines.” During the event, the latest “Accelerated and Expanded Inbound Tourism Promotion Program” will be introduced. Independent travelers visiting Taiwan will have a chance to win a $5,000 NTD shopping voucher, while group travelers will be eligible for cash incentives ranging from $5,000 NTD to $50,000 NTD based on the group’s size and duration of stay. Taiwan airlines are also optimistic about the growth potential of bilateral tourism, with additional flights to Clark being added to further incentivize travel to Taiwan.

Taiwan, with its abundant tourism resources, has recently been highlighted in a report by CNN. The report specifically mentions the stunning and breath-taking beauty of Kenting’s White Sand Beach, the Wanlitong Beach, and the Longpan Park, which have exceeded expectations. Additionally, in the latest iteration of “52 Places to Go in 2023” by The New York Times, Taipei City was ranked 36th, further solidifying Taiwan as a destination for international tourists. These recognitions reaffirm Taiwan’s status as a captivating and exciting tourist destination. The latest, most exciting, and best-value Taiwan travel information and products of 2023 can be found at the Taiwan Pavilion (Booth Number: 33-40) at this year’s Travel Madness Expo. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore all the offerings and discover fantastic deals for your trip to Taiwan! By purchasing Taiwan travel products and filling out questionnaires on-site, one will have the chance to redeem exquisite and practical gifts. An added incentive to make purchases and share feedback during the event. Don’t miss out on the travel trend to Taiwan! Seize the opportunity of visa-free travel and immerse yourself in the culinary delights and urban charm of Taiwan. Experience the island’s vibrant food and explore the allure of Taiwan’s cities.

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