As the outbreak deteriorates in Europe and the US, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has continued to expand the list of Level 3 Warning countries, resulting in a spike in the demand for quarantine hotels recently and leading to insufficient rooms.
Tainan City Government and world-leading travel platform Klook officially kicked off bilateral collaborations on March 5 with a MOU signed by Tainan City Mayor Huang Wei-che and Klook's head of marketing in Taiwan Sam Lin. Klook will assist Tainan tourism businesses to launch at least 100 Tainan tourism products by the end of June.
To reinforce the outbreak prevention campaign among foreign migrant workers, Taipei City Government’s Department of Labor (DOL) Commissioner Chen Hsin-Yu personally visited St. Christopher‘s Church and the Taipei Grand Mosque on February 10 to convey city government’s policy of “humanitarian care and outbreak prevention priority” to the religious leaders and ask them to pass on the message to the migrant workers.
“Panoramic Taichung Lumen Area” in the Taiwan Lantern Festival – the Amazing 360-degree Light Sculpture Show
The Taichung City Government's Information Bureau jumped out of the box by inviting the light sculpture team, Hexogon Solution, from Singapore that set up Guinness World Records title to build “Panoramic Taichung Lumen Area” that uses the 360-degree panoramic effect in the Blossom Pavilion reflecting the large-scale installation artwork, “Tree of Life” presenting the wonder of life.
According to the statistics released on Tawianstay.net, the number of Singaporeans and Malaysians staying in Kaohsiung during the first half of 2019 increased by 23.25% as compared to the same period in 2018 (62,695) and the number of visitor arrivals reached 77,270.
As we approach the Chinese New Year’s holiday starting on 1/23, outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) continue to spread across Asia, with 11 countries declared as outbreak regions including China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia, North Korea, Laos, the Philippines, Korea, East Timor, and Indonesia.
In Recognition of Efforts in Promoting Tourism – Taichung Selected as One of Klook's Top 10 Destinations in the World in 2020
According to well-known online travel booking platform Klook's survey, Taichung is set to become the 8th most popular destination in its 2020 Top 10 Destinations in the World ranking, demonstrating that Taichung is gradually becoming an important international travel destination with a booming travel industry.
Cultural Transformation of Youth Park – South Sour Water/Performance and Visual Art Festival to Kick off on 12/7
In addition to luxuriant greenness, the park now offers so much more. The Taipei City Youth Park has introduced art into the park in conjunction with the 2nd South Sour Water/Performance and Visual Art Festival, which will take place from 2019/12/7-31 at the Horticulture Exhibition Hall of the Youth Park.
Later on 12/15, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-Je attended the Asia Pacific Medical Cross-Field Educational Industrial Academic Forum, where he said medicine can become an extremely important medium for Taiwan’s non-governmental diplomacy.
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-Je attended the 2019 Taipei Marathon in the early hours of 12/15 to root for the 28,000 runners both domestic and from abroad. According to Ko, this year’s Taipei Marathon sees the participation of athletes from 61 countries, making it the most fruitful year in the history of the event in terms of the number of participating countries.