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Taiwan returns to India with Tourism Information Centre in Mumbai

Taiwan Tourism Administration (TTA) has opened the Taiwan Tourism Information Centre (TTIC) in Mumbai, making a comeback into the Indian market after more than three-years of pandemic-induced break from the market. The Information Center is located at the famous Raheja Platinum on the prominent Andheri-Kurla Road, a landmark business hub.

TTIC Mumbai will act as a one-stop shop for every possible information related to travel, tourism and hospitality in the picturesque island country. The inauguration announcement of the Tourism Information Centre was attended by travel trade attracting close to 85 leading Indian tour operators based out of Mumbai.

Furthermore, Taiwan also announced its intent to develop the Indian market with a grand destination splash at the recently concluded OTM in Mumbai. Besides, reconnecting and establishing tourism trade ties with Indian buyers, the tourism board also hosted destination seminar and networking events to disseminate information and educate and equip prominent Indian trade buyers.

Both the events are attended by a high-level tourism delegation from Taiwan led by Dr. Trust Lin, Deputy Director General of Taiwan Tourism Administration, Taiwanese Ministry of Transportation and Communication. Other prominent members of the delegation in attendance at the event included Homar Chang, Director General, Taipei Economic Cultural Centre, Mumbai; Joseph Chang, Director, Taiwan Tourism Administration, Singapore office; Shiang Tsao, Director, Taiwan Visitors Association. Along with several prominent Taiwanese tourism stakeholders like Paul Hsieh from Edison Travels Service, Emily Chiu From Apple Travel Services and Paul Yeh from Shin Chun Travels and Noel Saxena, CEO and Co-founder, Blink Brand Solutions.

Hailing the opening of TTIC in Mumbai as a mark of significant milestone in the journey of Taiwan’s tourism outreach in India, Lin said, “The Indian market has always been a cherished treasure, close to my heart – This is the primary reason for my return to Mumbai, and it feels like coming home. Today isn’t just a formal announcement of TTIC inauguration, It’s a celebration of reconnection, a renewal of our bond with this incredible land and its people.”

Furthermore, Lin added, “Our plans for the Indian market are ambitious and far-reaching. So, to everyone here, your support, your belief in us, means the world. We’re here not just to say ‘We are back,’ but to show our commitment, our dedication, and most importantly, our heartfelt gratitude for welcoming us back into your vibrant community.”

According to Joseph Chang, Singapore Office Director, Taiwan Tourism Administration, “The initiative is aimed at deepening ties with the Indian outbound tourism trade and the outbound travel tourism market from the region by facilitating easy access to information and education through this Tourism Information Center. Going forward, we also seek to posit Taiwan as an attractive MICE destination, a sector that will be under far greater focus than before, as well as to attract middle to high-income groups for travel to Taiwan.”

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