A GOVERNMENT official in Yilan City said they want to invite more Filipino tourists to visit their place which is situated in northeastern Taiwan.
Fang Yan Ren, Tourism Marketing Section chief of Yilan City, said the number of tourists from the Philippines who visits the city is reaching 5,000 per year.
Fang and his staff met with AirAsia Philippines chief executive officer Dexter Comendador and a group of mediamen from Pampanga, Pangasinan and Baguio City at Guan Xiang Century Hotel in Yilan City last July 14.
The newsmen from Luzon Island were sent on a familiarization trip by AirAsia Philippines which launched its three-times-a-week Clark-Taipei route last July 12.
Yilan City boasts of Quilan Sacred Trees, whale and dolphin watching, night market snacks, cold and hot springs, and others.
The county is home to Hsuehshan Tunnel, Asias’s second longest highway tunnel which has reduced the driving time between Yilan and Taipei to less than 50 minutes.
The Clark familiarization tour group also visited famous tourist spots in Taiwan including Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei 101 Tower, Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Taipei Confucius Temple, National Center of Traditional Arts, Kavalan Whisky Distillery.
Other sponsors of the AirAsia Philippines familiarization tour include Tripool Taxi, Unite Traveller wifi firm, Hotel Papa Whale, Suz & Catorze Hotel, Just Sleep Jiaoxi Hotel, Guan Xiang Century Resort Hotel, The Westin Yilan Resort, and Faddism Hotel.