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Taiwan Tourism Recognized by the American Mainstream Tourism Industry


Taiwan Tourism Bureau announced that the Global Traveler awarded Taipei as the "Best Leisure Destination in Asia" for 2019 in the second consecutive year!

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) May 25, 2019

Taiwan tourism is once again in the spotlight of North American tourism market. The renounced periodical for business travel, Global Traveler, awarded Taipei as the "Best Leisure Destination in Asia" for 2019 in the second consecutive year. "Taipei has won the honor for the second time this year; an indication that the city has mainstream travelers' approval and we welcome more people to visit and get to know Taiwan better," said Brad Shih, director of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau Los Angeles office, at the evening awards ceremony on May 16.

Taiwan is also nominated to compete in the "Destination with the Highest Client Satisfaction, Asia/South Pacific" category of the Wave Awards by the U.S.-based TravelAge West magazine. The winner of the prize will be announced on June 13 among several finalists including Australia, Fiji, Japan, and Thailand.

Utilizing Taiwan's rich and diverse ecological resources, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau promotes a different travel theme every year: Ecotourism in 2017, Bay Tourism in 2018, Small Town Tourism in 2019, and Mountain Ridge/Alpine Tourism in 2020. These themes fully reflect the natural beauty of Taiwan in different aspects. Combined with various highlights on festival, cultural, and culinary events, the bureau created many fun and educational tour recommendations for visitors, allowing them to get a deeper understanding of Taiwan to experience the most beautiful scenery and the sincerest hospitality.

Being named the "Best Leisure Destination in Asia" by two leading travel publications truly demonstrates that "the most beautiful scenery in Taiwan is people."Visitors traveling to Taiwan can feel at home there, while enjoying the scenery, food, and life, they can also find a sense of belonging and satisfaction of the heart.

Taiwan Tourism Bureau is promoting small town in-depth tours this year. "Taiwan's versatile geography, climate, and hydrological landscapes are the catalyst of numerous charming small towns such as Dadaocheng in the north; Sanyi and Nanzhuang of Miaoli County in the central and Lukang Township; Qishan and Meinong in the south; Chenggong, Chishang, Fenglin, Ruisui, and Toucheng of Yilan in the east. All these local towns are blessed with different appeals and culinary characteristics," said director Brad Shih.

Taiwanese cuisine is also internationally recognized. The second edition of Michelin Guide Taipei 2019 published recently in April listed 24 starred restaurants and 58 Bib Gourmand establishments, added 3 new two-starred and 4 new one-starred restaurants to the city. For the first time ever, the Taiwan Railway "Formosa Express" is awarded a Bib Gourmand distinction by the Michelin Guide. Both of the domestic and overseas travelers can now enjoy Taiwan's acclaimed local cuisines while embarking the around-the-island railway scenic tour.

The "Formosa Express" combined four of The Michelin Guide Taipei 2019 Bib Gourmand Selection-honored items on its menu; Fuzhou black pepper bun, Dian Shui Lou, Hangzhou Xiao Long Bao, and No. 1 Food Theater Cuisine, and more will be served onboard, providing passengers with world renowned Taiwan local delicacies on their journey.

The highly esteemed Global Traveler's annual "Leisure Lifestyle Awards" are selected by their board and senior magazine staffs. The TravelAge West magazine brings the latest travel trends and tourism market information for the Western U.S. travel partners; it is consistently a trusted voice among the travel industry.

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