By: Hao Xue-qing and Lauren Hung
Taipei, March 9 (CNA) A tourism delegation from Taichung City is visiting Hong
Kong to promote tourism for the central part of Taiwan.
The 50-member delegation, led by Chen Cheng-shan, chief of the Taichung Tourism Bureau, will launch a series promotion activities, including attending a live program on Phoenix Television, to recommend the specialties of central Taiwan, including bicycle tours, hot spring, farm products, leisure agriculture and pastries to Hong Kong people.
Phoenix TV show has been popular in mainland China and Hong Kong.
Chen said that there has been sign of decreasing number of mainland tourists to Taiwan recently, but he is still optimistic about the development tourism industry in central Taiwan, especially after the opening of the National Taichung Theater, and the Southern Branch of National Palace Museum in Chiayi County.
Chen expected that the number of visits to central Taiwan by Hong Kong and Macau people will increase 10 percent this year. [SOURCE]