An interesting new article suggests that sports could provide Taiwan with a major tourist draw. What do you think?
Here’s an excerpt:
[quote]Although Taiwan’s sporting traditions are not strong, professional event organizers and sports journalists do not doubt that the island has the potential to become a leading destination for sports tourists.
Steve White, managing editor of Action Asia – a travel, adventure and lifestyle magazine based in Hong Kong – said of Taiwan: “My experiences have convinced me that it is a very underrated country in general and specifically has incredible adventure travel potential. The country has an incredible range of mountains. It can claim some of the wildest high country in Asia outside the Himalayas, as well as whitewater rivers that may be short, but still offer some nice challenges.”
Julian Jesson, who heads up operations in Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong for Destination Marketing Ltd., which has been contracted by the ROC Tourism Bureau to bolster the country’s water sports, said with regard to sailing that, “There can be no doubt that Taiwan holds all the cards as far as natural resources are concerned. Tourism and sailing go hand-in-hand, and many countries and islands have harnessed this recreational pastime to substantially increase tourism, in particular, the British Virgin Islands.” [/quote]
Here’s the first half of the two-part article.