Taitung County has recently been recognized as the second most welcoming place in the world, according to Booking.com’s 2022 Traveler Review Awards. This is the second time Taitung has been in the top 10 welcoming regions in the world.
Staff quality, cleanness, and location are the three highest-rated aspects evaluated. This showcases the importance of welcoming, friendly interactions during travel. It also demonstrates the emphasis global tourists put on sanitary and clean surroundings. Taitung County provides these but also much more. Magistrate April Yao always says there is more to Taitung than just meets the eye. The world is now just taking notice of this fact.
Taitung residents have always been welcoming of our foreign guests, but it’s only through the impact of the pandemic, has Taitung’s friendliness come to light to our international audience. Tourists want to get out and travel, but they are deterred from COVID-19 hot spots.
Thanks to Taitung’s vast environment, sparsely populated areas and strictly adhering to Taiwan’s epidemic defense line, Taitung basically became a COVID-free tourist destination in 2021. It will also naturally become the most anticipated destination in 2022.
It is through our dedication to bringing the most welcoming and accommodating experience in Taitung has our guests leaving us stellar reviews. Taitung County has analyzed its tourist intake and knows exactly the type of tourist that comes to visit Taitung. It was from here; Taitung hotels have undergone a rigorous 5-month screening process of over 600 standards to obtain numerous certifications not only ensuring best-in-class service quality but also catering to the specific needs of our tourists needs. From the triathletes who need help on race day, or the elders who need assistance, to young backpackers wishing for long-term affordable hostels, you’ll be sure to find the perfect accommodation to fit your needs.
Taitung County Government wishes to continue to grow Taitung’s welcoming image through its ongoing Cross-generational Bilingual Training Program and its Bilingual Business Renovation Project. The former is a bilingual training program to develop in-depth attractive itineraries to introduce hand-picked local communities in English. The latter is a bilingual renovation project of select long-standing locally-run businesses to enable business owners to conduct and share their business in both Chinese and English. Both of these projects are bridging the Taitung communities and businesses to the outside world while minimizing the language barrier; letting local and far-away travelers alike to explore freely without fear of not being able to communicate.
Booking.com reports Taitung County also attracts the foodie. Food is just only one part of traveling, but experiencing local cuisine creates long-lasting impressions and memories. Taitung has a rich ethnic culture with a very diverse diet. This includes the food culture of our indigenous people which not only piques the curiosity of our foreign guests but also provides an authentic experience of local culture.
To indulge our travelers’s curiosity, Taitung County Government with the help of our tribal partners, has spent much effort creating the TTStyle Food Project.
TTStyle Food’s aim is to share the creation of indigenous peoples’ food from start to finish through creative travel itineraries. It also gives indigenous food restaurant operators the opportunity to refine their culinary, food presentation, and story-telling skills of their unique cuisine, so that tourists appreciate Taitung’s local food culture that much more. The Taitung Slow Food Festival is an event exclusive to Taitung County that attracts patrons from all over the world helps to spread farm-to-table, and eco-friendly food production practices. The festival has even won a Good Design Gold Award in Japan. All of these activities and programs, as well as many more, promote Taitung’s rich local food culture to the masses, while also attracting and satiating the most dedicated foodie.
It is from Taitung’s friendly interactions do travelers only just begin to create long-lasting memories of this paradise. No matter what walk of life you come from, no matter what drives you to come and explore this wonderful place that is Taitung, you’ll be sure to be greeted with open arms, have a remarkable time, and can’t wait to come back for another excursion in Taitung County. For all our travelers in 2022, we hope you will enjoy your stay in this magnificent gateway into Taiwan.