The Transportation and Tourism Growth Division of Taitung, Taiwan is in Hong Kong this week to fireplace up journey curiosity and discover constitution flight preparations to spice up entry between the 2 factors.

The eight-member delegation, led by director Jessie Chiang, includes hoteliers and journey brokers. Hong Kong is the primary cease for this initiative. Throughout September 6 to 9, the delegation will present Hong Kong commerce companions with tourism updates.

Taitung pitches a sluggish tourism angle to Hong Kong travellers (photograph by Prudence Lui)

Gradual journey in Taitung marketing campaign is aimed toward Hong Kong shoppers, designed to indicate off the vacation spot’s pollution-free enchantment, lengthy shoreline, two offshore islands, seven indigenous ethnicities, stargazing alternatives, and versatile festivals corresponding to Taiwan Worldwide Balloon Pageant. It’s hoped that Hong Kong residents shall be inspired to remain on longer in Taitung for his or her holidays.

Kingdom Journey’s enterprise supervisor, Pleasure Huang, shared that guests from Hong Kong can now discover the Palan tribal web site of Ulivelivek, situated 15km from Taitung metropolis, by a brand new itinerary. There are half- and full-day excursions, good for smaller teams with six to 12 individuals.

Heidi Ouyang, assistant basic supervisor of Formosan Naruwan Resort & Resort Taitung, informed TTG Asia that “Taitung has tons to supply” a lot in order that the standard period of two to fours days taken by Hongkongers is just not sufficient to expertise the very best of land and sea programmes.

Taitung tourism gamers additionally hope to tell Hong Kong journey commerce companions that lodging choices have expanded and improved. There are actually 1,502 keys beneath boutique guesthouses, whereas current motels have undergone various levels of renovation. The five-star 292-room Formosan Naruwan Resort, for instance, has simply kicked off a phased refurbishment this month and targets to finish in mid to late 2024.

Chiang informed TTG Asia that the Hong Kong market accounted for 60 per cent of Taitung’s worldwide arrivals pre-pandemic, however direct flights are actually missing between the 2 factors.

She hopes that discussions about potential constitution flights can result in providers materialising by mid-2024.

Taitung authorities presently incentivise airways to determine constitution flights between Taitung and Hong Kong, with a subsidy of HK$69,500 (US$8,866) given per flight ought to passenger numbers exceed 50. Extra perks could also be given for constitution flights that serve greater than 20 travellers who keep in authorized hostels or motels for 2 nights.

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