To encourage more overseas tourists to visit Taiwan, the Tourism Bureau, MOTC, has also been encouraging visitors to explore central and southern Taiwan's new tourist attractions. So it has joined hands with the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation to launch the "Travel in a Pair, One Person Travels for Free" discount offer. From Nov. 27, 2018 to Jan. 31, 2019 overseas tourists coming to Taiwan on short-term visas can enjoy one free ticket as long as they and their travel companion take a trip to any THSR station from Taichung and southward. The stations and destinations included in this offer are: Taichung, Changhua, Yunlin, Chiayi, Tainan and Zuoying (Kaohsiung).
The Tourism Bureau's Director General Joe Y. Chou said in order to provide overseas tourists with a more in-depth and meaningful experience in Taiwan, the Tourism Bureau also signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Performing Arts Center on Nov. 9 to cooperate on developing arts and culture-rich travel itineraries and activities for tourists. The goal is to combine culture with sightseeing to open new developments in Taiwan tourism. The central and southern regions of Taiwan offer a different type of culture and scenery from northern Taiwan. Some of these attractions include: the Taichung World Flora Expo, National Taichung Theater, the cultural-heritage former capital Tainan, and the agricultural and forestry-resources rich county Yunlin, the National Palace Museum Southern Branch in Chiayi, the passionate harbor city Kaohsiung, the recently opened Weiwuying National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, and 30th Taiwan Lantern Festival to be held next year in the Pingtung Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area. These attractions will let overseas visitors experience a different kind of Taiwanese beauty as well as the diverse and rich culture on our beautiful island.
For international tourists who want to take advantage of the limited time they have in Taiwan and visit more attractions, the Tourism Bureau, MOTC has made it easier for them by cooperating with Taiwan High Speed Rail. In addition to implementing the specific actions of integrating culture with tourism, we also hope tourists will bring along a friend and sightsee in Taiwan together. This special offer will allow international passengers to take the fast and convenient high-speed trains to travel to the central and southern areas of Taiwan to experience the different culture and attractions.
This activity will provide international passengers with affordable prices to experience the convenience of Taiwan's high-speed rail while exploring different cities and counties in Taiwan. The event, already launched globally on November 27, will be limited to foreign travelers on short-term visas. Foreigners coming to Taiwan for work and study will not qualify for this offer. The number of free tickets is limited and will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis until supplies last. For details, please visit the website of KKday, the Taiwan High-Speed Rail's overseas special dealer https://thsrc.kkday.red-digital.com/en.
In order to encourage foreign tourists to visit Taiwan, the Taiwan High Speed Rail Company has a series of "High-Speed Rail Pass" products in addition to one-way tickets. Overseas passengers can take high-speed trains for any number of times and within an unlimited period during the specified period. International passengers are welcome to choose the right product for them so that they can take the high-speed rail to travel around Taiwan.
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