Taiwan opens tourist information center in Mumbai

Taiwans’s representative in New Delhi, Tien Chung-kwang, speaking on the inauguration function

Taiwan opened its first official tourism information center for India in the country’s financial capital, Mumbai on Friday, 12th October 2018

Taiwan is considering India as one of the focus countries for its new Southbound Policy targeting South and Southeast Asia, and earlier this week announced it would spend more than USD 1 million to attract tourists from India.

“We are trying to double the number of Indian travellers arriving in Taiwan by next year,” said Trust Lin, the Tourism Bureau’s representative in Singapore, who is also responsible for India, during the inaugural function.

The office was inaugurated by Lin along with Tien Chung-kwang, Taiwan’s representative in New Delhi.

As per records, number of foreign tourists visiting Taiwan from January to August this year rose by 3.6 per cent, in which the number of Indians surged by 8.7 per cent.

The new Taiwan Tourism Bureau Information Center would not only provide added information to travel agents and tourists, but would also accept visa applications for tour groups.

“Ads for travel to Taiwan will soon appear at golf courts, shopping malls and movie theatre complexes in order to lure more Indians to travel to Taiwan,” added Lin.