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Taiwan is Honorably Ranked First in Japan's 2018 Best Outbound Tourist Destinations at Christmas

Taiwan is Honorably Ranked First in Japan's 2018 Best Outbound Tourist Destinations at Christmas
News 2018/12/4
Date 2018/11/16 - 2019/01/01
Organizer Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government
Press Release of the Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government on Dec 4, 2018
Taiwan is Honorably Ranked First in Japan's 2018 Best Outbound Tourist Destinations at Christmas

"Hankyu Travel International Co., Ltd.", which is the third largest Japanese travel agency running Japan's outbound travel market, announced the ranking of Japan's 2018 Best Outbound Tourist Destinations at Christmas today (the 4th), and introduced related information about Christmas celebrations and Christmas markets in different countries. Taiwan is honorably ranked first in the list, as the top priority of Japan's 2018 Best Outbound Tourist Destinations at Christmas.

The first five countries listed in the Ranking of the Best Outbound Tourist Destinations at Christmas announced by Japan Hankyu Travel are, in order, Taiwan, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Italy. When introducing Taiwan, it mentioned that the most famous Christmas event in Taiwan is "Christmasland in New Taipei City". In addition to colorful lighting, there is an annual light sculpture projection on the city hall building of the New Taipei City government. The introduction indicated that Taiwan has become Japanese people's first choice regardless of distance, traffic accessibility, climate, and cost performance ratio.

Zheng Yi-ping, the Director of the Tourism Bureau's Administration Office in Japan, Ministry of Transportation and Communications accepted an interview with the Central News Agency and indicated that the number of Japanese visitors to Taiwan this year is expected to reach two million. The end of the year is the time for celebrating Christmas and the coming of the New Year, and many Japanese travel agencies will launch limited Christmas lighting tours in December. Take Japan Hankyu Travel as an example, the limited December tour to Taiwan has already attracted almost ten thousand Japanese tourists, and 1,100 tourists among them will visit Christmasland in New Taipei City.

The Tourism and Travel Department of New Taipei City Government, the organizer of Christmasland in New Taipei City, indicated that Christmas is an important holiday for Japanese people, which is second only to the New Year's Celebration at the year-end. When it comes to December every year, Japan's domestic stations, amusement parks, department stores, and shopping malls are decorated with Christmas lights that create a festive atmosphere; the Tourism and Travel Department of New Taipei City Government welcomes Japanese Travel Agencies to exclusively include the tour to Christmasland in New Taipei City; also in addition, these tours are actions that confirm the Christmasland activity and the effort invested by its organizer, the City Government Team.

Christmasland was first held in 2011 after the Mayor Eric Li-luan Chu took office, and it is in its eighth year this year. Starting from nothing, Christmasland has been constantly innovating throughout the years, and it has improved and transformed into one of the most important Christmas events in Asia; not only to leading the trend, but also to attracting other places nationwide to follow suit and hold similar activities, it has become Taiwan's important international sightseeing festival attracting tourists from all over Asia to pay a visit to Taiwan.

The Tourism and Travel Department of the New Taipei City Government has a long-term collaboration with the Delegation of the Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications in planning various kind of New Taipei travel tours and maintains good connections with travel agencies worldwide that plan travel tours, as well as Taiwan's local travel agencies, by regularly providing travel agencies with related information for New Taipei City travel packages. This year, thanks to Taiwan's local travel agency's recommendation to Japan, the Christmasland tour package can be organized and launched by Hankyu Travel. As for Foreign Independent Travel, in addition to inviting Internet celebrities from around the world to have a practical tour in New Taipei City and enjoy fun through participation in experience tours that are transferred into videos and texts shared on the Internet, The Tourism and Travel Department of New Taipei City Government has planned a guide to top priority tours for foreign independent travel tourists from Japan, "地球の歩き方-台湾 (Walk Off the Earth - Taiwan, the most updated version published in September 2018)", which exclusively introduces Christmasland in New Taipei City as well as secret attractions around New Taipei City, where good mountains and good water are everywhere. Additionally, collaboration with the topic, "Taipei Navi", a popular website for tourists traveling in Taiwan, allows Japanese tourists to explore at their pleasure in New Taipei City with a physical or virtual guide!

Hankyu Travel International Co., Ltd. Announced the Ranking of Japan's 2018 Best Outbound Tourist Destinations at Christmas
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000241.000007099.html

For more related information on "2018 Christmasland in New Taipei City", please go to the website of New Taipei City Travel or join the New Taipei Tour Facebook fan page for inquiries.
Website of New Taipei City Travel: http://tour.ntpc.gov.tw
New Taipei Tour Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/ntctour
Official Website of "2018 Christmasland in New Taipei City": http://christmasland.ntpc.gov.tw