Island aims at 500,000 visitors from the Philippines for 2019
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan booths drew crowds Friday at the largest travel fair in the Philippines, the Travel Tour Expo in Manila.
The event, at the SMX Convention Center Manila in Pasay, hosts 400 stands, including those representing Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, Guam and Hong Kong, the Central News Agency reported.
The Taiwan area at the show is dominated by a model of Taipei 101 which changes colors and by the orange phrase “Taiwan, the Heart of Asia.”
Themes hoping to attract travelers to Taiwan were visits to small villages, Hakka textiles, tastings of red bean ice cream, and Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality experiences from the country’s high-tech industry. [FULL STORY]