Taiwan, Hong Kong join hands to lure visitors from North America

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/03/11
By: Timothy Huang and Elizabeth Hsu

New York, March 10 (CNA) Taiwan and Hong Kong have formed a strategic

Peter Lam (林建岳, left), Wayne Liu (劉喜臨)

Peter Lam (林建岳, left), Wayne Liu (劉喜臨)

partnership aimed at promoting multi-destination travel in Asia to people in the United States and Canada, a senior Taiwanese tourism official said Thursday.

Wayne Liu (劉喜臨), the deputy director-general of Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau, and Hong Kong Tourism Board Chairman Peter Lam (林建岳) were in New York to announce the partnership, which Liu said “benefits both Taiwan and Hong Kong.”

The campaign takes advantage of the roughly 60 round-trip flights per day between Taiwan and Hong Kong to launch “one trip, multi-destination” itineraries to help travelers from North America get more out of their trips, Liu said.

Given that most tours from North America to Asia last between eight and 10 days, they need to feature more destinations than just Hong Kong, Liu said, and Taiwan can be conveniently added under the new plan because it’s only an 80-minute flight from Hong Kong.     [FULL  STORY]

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