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The Launch of One Day Travelling in New Taipei City for Southbound Policy Recruiting Southeast Asian Languages Speaking New Migrants for Professional Guided Tour Staff

The Launch of One Day Travelling in New Taipei City for Southbound Policy  Recruiting Southeast Asian Languages Speaking New Migrants for Professional Guided Tour Staff
News 2018/3/12
Date 2018/03/12 - 2018/06/30
Organizer Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government
Press Release by the Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government March 12, 2018
The Launch of One Day Travelling in New Taipei City for Southbound Policy
Recruiting Southeast Asian Languages Speaking New Migrants for Professional Guided Tour Staff
[New Taipei City] Recently, Central Government has been progressively promoting New Southbound Policy. As such, there has been a promising increase in the number of tourists from Southeast Asian countries; however, the tourism industry is facing a labor shortage. In order to expand the Southeast Asian market and properly prepare for guided tours and services for tourism in response to the central government's New Southbound Policy, since 2016, New Taipei City Government has been the leading city that started the manpower training for providing guided tour services in Southeast Asian languages; thus, new immigrants in Taiwan can use their language advantage to proactively engage in the tourism industry. This year from April to June, the implementation of "One Day Travelling in New Taipei City for Southbound Policy" recommends two tour packages, Tour of Yehliu Jinshan Tamsui and Tour of Sanxia Yingge Old Street, which enables the participants of guided tours certified by tourism training courses to provide their native languages to tourists from southeast Asia in the introduction of beautiful New Taipei City. According to the tourism statistics of 2015 released by the Tourism Bureau of Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the manpower of professional Southeast Asian languages guided tour provided the most tourism services to tourists from three Southeast Asian countries, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. Also, the number of Vietnamese Taiwanese and Indonesian Taiwanese foreign spouses in both Taipei City and New Taipei City, , has exceeded 25 thousand people; therefore, since 2016, the Tourism and Travel Department of New Taipei City Government has initialed southeast language training to provide comprehensive and complete indoor courses, including professional tour guide practice, tourism resource introduction, professional guided tour and etc. Professional tour guides in foreign languages are invited to teach the students through actual visits to each important scenic spot, including Yehliu, Ruifang, Pingxi, Tamsui and etc. for practical instructions of guiding skills. After getting the certificate of training completion, a total of 23 students (15 Vietnamese, 5 Indonesians, 3 Malaysians) has become New Taipei City professional tour guides in foreign languages, and they will engage in the packages of "One Day Travelling in New Taipei City for Southbound Policy" and provide their native languages in guided tour services.
Great Giveaways Provided by One Day Travelling in New Taipei City for Southbound Policy
The implementation of One Day Travelling in New Taipei City includes the launch of two routes, "Tour of Yehliu Jinshan Tamsui" and "Tour of Sanxia Yingge Old Street", and the tours will be guided by professional guides in Vietnamese, Indonesian and Malaysian languages. They will lead Taiwan's new immigrants and tourists from Southeast Asian countries on a deep journey into natural landscapes and historic culture in New Taipei City.
"Tour of Yehliu Jinshan Tamsui" will lead the tourists to visit spectacular natural geological landscapes and observe rock formation such as the uniquely-formed queen's head and sea candles. Afterwards, tourists will enter Jinshan old street to sense prosperous old street atmosphere. In the afternoon, they will arrive Tamsui for visiting local historic remains, admiring exotic buildings such as Fort San Domingo and Chapel of Presbyterian Church, strolling on the streets in Tamsui to savor local delicacies, dishes and visiting art galleries and shops as well as observing romantic view along Tamsui River.
"Tour of Sanxia Yingge Old Street" will lead the tourists to Taiwanese traditional culture under a unique atmosphere, including visiting Sanxia Qingshui Zushi Temple, which is known as the palace of oriental art, wandering on Sanxia old streets for experiencing unique local traditional craft industry. In the afternoon, tourists will go to Yingge Ceramic Museum, which is Taiwan's first museum with the theme on the pottery and ceramics profession. They will enter the time tunnel and explore the life story of pottery and porcelain. Afterwards, tourists will visit Yingge old streets to feel the vitality of Yingge business circle.
Each tour package is worth up to TWD 1,300 and sold in concessional price TWD 600. There will be 540 availabilities open to the public with the contents including professional guided tours in Southeast Asian languages, admission tickets, meals, insurance and etc. The two tours will give each participant a local exquisite delicacy as a souvenir wishing everyone go home full of beautiful memories.
The tours are open for online reservation starting from March 13, 2018. Action now!
The tour packages are officially open for reservation at 9am on March 13, 2018. For relevant information, please go to
New Taipei City Tourism website: http://tour.ntpc.gov.tw
or registration website: https://www.ecoshintour.com/ntpctour/
For enquiries, The departure dates of the tours will be scheduled in the period between April 14, 2018 and the end of June in 2018. Each tour package provides only 30 availabilities. New immigrants in Taiwan, tourists from Southeast Asia and related companies and organizations are most welcome to make reservations.