The Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) have recently announced their joint partnership of a multi-destination travel initiative in the North American markets, aptly named “Multi-Destination Tour”. American travelers can now conveniently visit Taiwan and Hong Kong over one long distance flight with an even more seamless travel arrangement. There are currently over 200 direct flights per week between the U.S. and Taiwan/Hong Kong; The frequency of flights connecting Taiwan and Hong Kong exceeds 60 flights a day, providing the most options and flexibility for the twin destination travel. Besides the easy travel arrangements, the two destinations perfectly complement each other in various aspects – Taiwan’s rich cultural and historic attractions, unique natural scenery and traditional cuisine combined with Hong Kong’s local Cantonese dim sum and the Pearl of Orient’s charming city life. While both Taiwan and Hong Kong embody modern services and world-class shopping experience, together as a multi-destination tour, it greatly boosted the quality and value to the travel package which will make a great first trip to Asia for American tourists.
Taiwan Tourism Bureau Los Angeles Office’s Director Brad Shih expressed that, “Multi-Destination Tour” is a prelude to the collaboration with neighboring Asian countries to draw American tourists through the consolidation of tourism resources, and to strengthen the tourism countries’ appeal with multifaceted and complementary attractions. In recent years, Taiwan flight operators like China Airlines and EVA Air, have been adding new aircrafts and increasing the frequency of their flight schedules. With their friendly, premium quality and safe services, these airlines have become the first choice of many travelers globetrotting between Taiwan and the U.S. In addition to Taiwan’s participation in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, Global Entry and E-gate programs have both been established, which greatly reduce the wait time for approved travelers entering the U.S. and Taiwan. Blending the elements of fascinating travel destinations, frequent flight schedules and fast track entry, travelers can set out on their journeys almost at any time they choose. Moreover, Taiwan and Hong Kong are among the best destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. The connecting flights between the two destinations are close to once every 20 minutes; Their joint tourism resources of cityscape and skyline, shopping, delicious cuisine as well as Chinese culture, natural wonders, cycling culture, and so forth, will surely capture the interest of American tourists and plan their travels to Taiwan and Hong Kong.
SITA World Tours is offering an 11-day tour package to Taiwan and Hong Kong with direct flight by EVA Air, along with an in-depth tour from north to south throughout the Taiwan island. The itinerary includes visiting Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum, Sun Moon Lake, FoGuang Shan Buddhist Monastery, Taroko National Park, Kenting, and more. The sightseeing will smoothly carry on to the Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen fishing village in Hong Kong after a brief one-hour flight. Furthermore, Sonic Travel & Tours has a premium Taiwan/ Hong Kong/Macau 9-day culinary discovery tour that no foodie should miss. From Taiwan Yilan’s signature dish of Cherry Valley roast duck served three ways, Jiufen’s taro ice cream and Hualien’s Aboriginal feast, to Hong Kong’s delicious roast goose from Yung Kee, Sau Kung Seafood Feast, Lan Fong Yuen’s silk stocking milk tea, and Macau’s fresh water crab porridge and pork chop meal, tourists are guaranteed to be impressed by a vast array of popular local specialties during the tour.
Besides the “Taiwan + Hong Kong” combo, those who would love to experience different Asian cultures should not miss out on the “Taiwan + Korea” or “Taiwan + Thailand” packages from other major travel agencies. Four Seasons Tour and Travel is offering a Taiwan/Korea tour package that takes visitors through Taiwan’s National Palace and Korea’s Gyeongbokgung Palace; Longshan Temple in Taipei and Bong-Eun Temple in Seoul; Tamsui Old Street and Myeong-Dong shopping district. All of the iconic landmarks in Taiwan and Korea will be covered in a mere 7-day tour, ranging from historical sites to popular idol drama backdrops.
The new multi-destination travel initiative not only enhances efficiency by joining multiple destinations in one long distance flight, it also allows budget conscious travelers to get the maximum value for their dollar. This is indeed the best travel plan for American tourists to visit Taiwan.
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Travel Agency Contact Information
Affordable Asia (Taiwan + Thailand)
Four Seasons Tour and Travel (Taiwan + Korea, Taiwan + Thailand)
Tel: 909-444-5500, ask for Jolly Jin
Hana Tour (Taiwan + Korea)
SITA World Tours (Taiwan + Hong Kong, Taiwan + Thailand)
Tel:1-800-421-5643, press 3 (Book by 5/31/16 to receive $100 off per couple)
Sonic Travel & Tours (Taiwan + Hong Kong + Macau)
Tel: 323-266-8988, ask for Jenny Chang
Tarzana Tour (Taiwan + Korea)