This post is written in partnership with the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. Read full disclosure here.
The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show took place on February 8 & 9, 2020. It was especially exciting for me as I was part of a panel with Wanderful. We held a session titled “So you want to start a travel blog?”. We had an amazing turnout and it was great fun!
That wasn’t the only excitement, however. The Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) really wowed the crowd as it unveiled its 2020 theme, “Year of Mountain Tourism”. To get showgoers excited about traveling to Taiwan, TTB offered tourism consultation services, interactive games, and lantern-making workshops. EVA Air joined in by awarding a return flight from Chicago to Taipei for one lucky workshop participant. Also, the Chicago-based Taiwanese dance group, FASCA, amped up the energy by performing aboriginal dances on the Global Beats Stage.
With “Year of Mountain Tourism”, TTB is highlighting five of Taiwan’s mountain ranges and promoting 24 mountain-related package tours. Claire Wen, Director of Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s New York office, said, “With 268 mountains that exceed 3,000m (~9,800ft) in height and modern tourism infrastructure that facilitates highly accessible hiking and biking routes, Taiwan is perfect for adventure travelers. The 24 mountain-related package tours offered during our Year of Mountain Tourism include everything from hikes for novices and professionals alike, river tracing, aboriginal archery, as well as food and tea experiences.” Seems there is a little something for everyone in Taiwan! As a Midwestern city girl (read: flatlander), I definitely can appreciate a mountain holiday. River tracing and archery would be outstanding adventures, as well. Actually, I would seriously consider a family trip to Taiwan, for all these reasons and because we have yet to explore Asia. Have you been to Taiwan?