Taiwan touts its attractions at UAE Arabian Travel Mart
May 6, 2014, 12:02 am TWN
SINGAPORE -- Taiwan was represented for the first time Monday at the Arab world's largest travel fair, hoping to capitalize on what it sees as the great potential of the region's growing tourism market.
Taiwan sent a 31-member delegation of government officials, travel agents and health industry representatives to the four-day Arabian Travel Mart in Dubai, which will attract more than 2,700 tourism operators from 80 countries.
During a pre-show briefing given by Taiwan's delegation on Sunday, agents from some 110 Middle Eastern travel companies expressed interest in Taiwan's natural scenery and medical tourism packages, according to Tourism Bureau official Hsieh Chang-ming, who is stationed in Singapore and is also responsible for the Middle East market.