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Lonely Planet Promotes Taitung as One of Top Ten Tourist Destinations in Asia
Date: 2016-08-22    
The globally-reputed travel guide Lonely Planet announced its top ten Asian destinations for 2016, and Taitung, with its beautiful coast, hot air balloons, and indigenous culture, made the list while being hailed as Taiwan’s “secret destination.” In an effort to attract more tourists from Singapore, Director Chiang of the Taitung County Government Tourism Department has led government workers and those in the industry (including the Hotel Royal Chihpen, Naruwan Hotel, The Suites Taitung, Century Hotel, Luminous Hot Springs Resort and Spa, liontravel.com, and Green Tour Taiwan) in the organization of four discount packages, which are a super-value Taiwan Taitung Pass (Taitung Fun Card) Green Island Day Pass, Taitung Bike Tour, an accommodations bonus event, and a 3-day trip on Green Island.

This year, the Taitung County Government launched the Taiwan Taitung Pass (Taitung Fun Card). Upon purchasing a card online, trips posted on the official website may be taken. There will be a 72-hour unlimited pass for the Taitung Tourist Bus along with boat trips to Green Island. The original price was 86 Singapore dollars, but with a discount of 47%, it is now only about SGD 47. The Taitung Chishang Takeshi Kaneshiro trip package was originally SGD 79, but with a 35% discount, it will be available for SGD 51. Tourists from Singapore need only enter the Taiwan Taitung Pass website, buy the pass, and choose to redeem their pass at the Taoyuan Airport to receive a free 4G prepaid phone card from Chunghwa Telecom. In this way, visitors may enjoy an all-in-one pass to enjoy everything Taitung has to offer at discounted prices. Those who purchase the pass may also use it as a stored-value card for the MRTs in Taipei and Kaohsiung, YouBike, and four major supermarket chains. In terms of convenience, you just can’t beat it!

In addition to the well-known beauty of Green Island, sports tourism in Taitung is great, especially with packaged bike trips in Chenggong, Guanshan, Jinfeng, and Changbin, which can be coordinated as individual or group one- and two-day trips. In this way, visitors from Singapore may experience Taitung in a deeper way. Those who purchase online will receive a limited edition commemorative “2016 Taitung Bike Tour” pass. The pass will allow the holder to enjoy discounts at over 60 businesses in Taitung.

The pure mountains and water of Taitung have given birth to a rich agricultural industry. The Taitung County Government has integrated the high-quality rice and agricultural products of Taitung with the Taiwan Taitung Pass: visitors who stay one night at a registered accommodation will receive a gift of these wonderful products. But, it’s only while supplies last, so don’t miss out on your chance! Reservations may be made online beginning on August 15, and gifts will be available beginning on August 26. For details, please visit the Taitung County Government Tourism Department website or the Amazing Taitung FB fan page.

The Taitung County Government would like to invite the people of Singapore to follow the Lonely Planet and come to see the charm of Taitung for themselves. For more information, please visit http://www.ttfuncard.com or do a search for the “Taiwan Taitung Pass” or “Taitung Fun Card.”