Taiwan’s Taitung County Holds Tourism Promotion Event in South Korea

Tour operators wowed by exquisite scenery, aboriginal song and dance

Taiwan's Taitung County goverment welcomes Korean tourists to either travel from Taipei to the southestern county via Hualien on the island's east coast, or take the southern route via the port city of Kaohsiung. That way, the visitors can enjoy the experience of both exploring a metropolitan city and savoring the leisurely pace of rural Taiwan. (Photo: Business Wire)

TAITUNG, Taiwan--()--The Republic of Korea was the No. 3 source of inbound tourists to Taiwan in 2023, with travelers numbering more than 600,000. With that in mind, Taiwan’s southeastern county of Taitung held its first tourism promotional event in Seoul on March 27 and presented especially designed packages focusing on Taitung’s natural scenery, cultural flavor, and delicious fruits and seafood. In addition, new travel incentives received an enthusiastic response from tour operators present at the event.

The Taitung County government has actively targeted South Korean tourists since 2023, working with a Taiwanese reality TV show which has been popular throughout Asia and, with the help of the program and TV celebrities living in the county during production, presenting the county’s beautiful scenery and leisurely pace to audiences in the region. In addition, Korean YouTubers were invited to fly over the breath-taking Rift Valley on a hot air balloon so that Korean visitors to Taiwan will make sure to include Taitung in their travel planning.

At the promotional event, Instaworthy spots at Chishang and Changbin Villages were introduced along with the enormous Pacific Ocean. Also presented to the tour operators were Taiwan International Balloon Festival and other activities popular with foreign visitors such as a surfing competition, a triathlon and Taitung’s starry night sky, etc. Catering to the palate of South Korean visitors, locally produced coffee beans, special coffee shops and fruits such as mangos and pineapple-flavored sugar apples were presented at the event.

Korean visitors can reach Taitung by going past the eastern county of Hualien from Taipei to see all of eastern Taiwan or they can choose to land in the port city of Kaohsiung before taking the southern route to Taitung, said Hung Kuo-chin, deputy director of Taitung County’s Transportation and Tourism Development Department. Visitors can both explore the cities and enjoy the leisurely pace in Taitung, he said, adding that his county hopes to welcome more visitors from South Korea in 2024 so they can relax, have fun while having an entirely different cultural experience.

聯絡人

Jela Hung
Taitung County Government, Taiwan
w3047@taitung.gov.tw

聯絡人

Jela Hung
Taitung County Government, Taiwan
w3047@taitung.gov.tw