Free Promotional Gifts for Taiwan Travelers
With South Korea losing a bunch of tourists thanks to MERS and the red travel alert, Japan (with the weak yen) and Taiwan seem to be excellent substitutes for a summer trip. In fact, Taiwan is so close-by that it not all that hard to travel there for a short weekend trip. Tourism Bureau of Taiwan, like its super hospitable people, is now offering free promotional gifts for anyone visiting Taiwan.
One of these gifts will be given:
(1) An EasyCard (The Octopus Card for Taipei) with NT50 – NT 200 stored value
(if stocks run out, tickets to National Palace Museum will be given)
(2) A Kaohsiung Rapid Transit single-journey voucher
(for travelers to Kaohsiung)
(3) Taiwan Hot Spring Voucher valid for 55 participating hot springs (check the list on the free promotional gifts page)
These gifts are available to any tourists traveling to Taiwan who has purchased a travel package (meaning both air tickets and accommodation bookings) regardless of whether they purchased through a travel agency or independently online. Only one gift per person, but then the EasyCard and the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit voucher is valid through May 31 2016 and the Hot Spring voucher is valid through January 31 2016.
To get the gift, you just have go to the bureau’s oversea office nearest to you or consult your travel agency on the methods and conditions for receiving the gifts.
For Hong Kong travelers, details of the Hong Kong office are as following:
Room 1010, 10F, Silvercord Tower 2, 30 Canton Road, Tsimshatsui
Working Hours: Mon – Fri, 9a.m. to 5 p.m.
The freebies are available two weeks before your trip. Remember to bring your Taiwan visa, e-tickets, accommodation bookings and all other supporting documents. As the gifts are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until supplies run out, I would recommend calling the offices to check if they have stock before heading over.