Flickr to set up Taiwan operations, team up with the Tourism Bureau
CNATAIPEI, Taiwan -- Flickr, Yahoo Inc.'s online photo-sharing service, announced Monday that it would establish a Taiwan office and work with the Tourism Bureau to tap into the local market.
August 20, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
The Taiwan Flickr team will provide an integrated service featuring Flickr's graphic library and Yahoo news, sports and travel information to make photo-sharing more interesting, the company said.
All features will be available in Chinese, it added, noting that there will also be a locally based customer service center.
Flickr said it hopes for more exposure in the Taiwan market in light of a growing trend of Taiwanese web users tracking their lives through digital photos.
The number of Internet photo-sharers in Taiwan is expected to grow to 12 million this year and up to 13 million within the next two years, said Markus Spiering, head of product at Flickr.
The company's first local campaign will pair it up with Taiwan's Tourism Bureau to showcase the country's scenery and people, the company said.
The exposure will be good for Taiwan, too, as a way to make its rich tourism resources better known through users' grassroots efforts, the Tourism Bureau said.
“We can effectively promote Taiwan just by typing away on a keyboard,” said bureau official Cheng Ying-hui.
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