Time for Taiwan
Celebrate Taiwanese Tea Culture,
Lantern Festival and the Unique Charm of Taiwan
at the New York Times Travel Show
By: Ching Yu Lin
The 2017 New York Times Travel Show, starting from January 27 till January 29, kicked off at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Attracting more than 30,000 attendees, including those from the travel industry, media, and everyday New Yorkers. Taiwan Tourism participated in this exciting event, offering a delicious Taiwanese bubble tea and Mountain Green tea available for tasting for all who visited the Taiwan Tourism booth. During the weekend, performances by a Taiwanese modern dance group both entertained and impressed the crowds. When you stop by the booth, be sure to enter their raffle for your chance to win New York to Taipei round-trip airline tickets, generously sponsored by EVA Air and China Airlines, two of Taiwan’s major airlines.
In 2016, the number of visitors to Taiwan exceeded 10 million! The United States accounted for 520,000 of these visitors, or more than half. This is a 9% increase over the number of visitors in 2015. The number of visitors traveling to and from Taiwan or the United States exceeded 1 million people!
Taiwan has been recognized as one of the best international travel destinations according to many major media outlets, including CNN, Lonely Planet and the Discovery Channel, each giving well-deserved recognition to Taiwan’s Annual Bike Festival and upcoming Lantern Festival. The joyful atmosphere at the booth, along with live performances during the three days, offers visitors the opportunity to experience up-close the rich and wonderful culture and traditions of Taiwan. Also, the two major airlines from Taiwan – EVA Air and China Airlines and travel agencies SITA and GTT travel, are there to share with visitors more information and promotions for you to fly to Taiwan. There is no better way to learn and savor the authentic taste of Taiwan than to stop by the Taiwan Tourism booth at the Javits Center and enjoy it for yourself. To find out more about events and programs throughout the year, please visit www.taiwan.net.tw. or www.facebook.com/TaiwanTourism.