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First Thai tourist business representatives visit Kaohsiung

Post date:2017-06-05
Update:2017-06-29
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Since Taiwan Inbound Tourism Association visited Kaohsiung to learn about the city’s tourism on May 11 and 12, 2017, on June 4, the association’s member Kaiyang Tour led its Thai counterparts to discover the city’s potential. Director of Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau Tseng Tsi-wen said that by working with Thai tourism companies, Kaohsiung shall receive many more visitors in the future.
 
The Thai representatives are from the Thai-Chinese Tourism Association. Because Thailand is a Buddhist country, the first stop was the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, which was nominated for Taiwan’s top landmark of 2017 on TripAdvisor. Then, the representatives stayed at the museum for a rich vegan lunch meal. In the afternoon, they went to Lianchihtan Scenic Area which has the densest number of temples in Taiwan, and appreciated the famous Dragon and Tiger Pagoda. The tour attendants also visited Pier 2 and explored the artsy streets there. As Thai people not just like sweet and sour food but also fruits, dinner was set at Han-Hsien International Hotel, serving fruit-based dishes. The fresh fruits were all locally produced. After dinner, they took a boat which cruised on the romantic Love River under the starry sky.
 
Director Tseng said that budget airlines are popular these days. Most of the city’s independent visitors from Thailand are young people and families. Thailand is a rising tourism market in South East Asia. According to MOTC statistics, from January to April 2017, 92.5% more Thai visitors came to Taiwan compared to the same period last year, at 104,781 people. The city government is introducing beautiful Kaohsiung to the Thai-Chinese Tourism Association so that more Thai people know about this hospitable city. Now is the best time for people of both countries to visit one another since Thailand’s visa-free policy will remain valid until August 2017.
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