Taiwan Tourism Bureau to Promote Green Tourism Sponsoring the Oakland Zoo 23rd Annual Walk in the Wild: An Epicurean Escape

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Taiwan to Promote Green Tourism at the Oakland Zoo 23rd Annual Fundraiser

Praised by The New York Times as the "island of green in Asia," Taiwan is the home to the world's highest concentration of butterfly and bird species as well as a protected habitat for the critically endangered Taiwan Formosan Black Bear and white dolphins. Throughout the years, Taiwan has been devoting tremendous efforts and resources into the development of Green Tourism, supporting the global trend of low carbon travel and tourism. Nature and wild-life conservation is the driving force behind Taiwan's infrastructural development that links tourists to experience Taiwan's wilderness.

As an avid supporter of animal conservation, Taiwan Tourism Bureau San Francisco Office is extending their efforts in the U.S. through their collaboration with Oakland Zoo. Besides contributing to the zoo's 23rd Annual Fundraiser, Taiwan Tourism Bureau will set up a promotional booth with green tourism information in the Wayne and Gladys Valley Children's Zoo this Saturday on June 27th. The Bureau's Oh!Bear mascot aka Moon bear, will be there to greet and take pictures with guests. There will also be sweet treats of Taiwan specialties, bubble milk tea and pineapple pastry tasting at booth for visitors.

According to Ms. Sylvia Yu, Director of Taiwan Tourism Bureau in San Francisco, 2014 was a great year for Taiwan Tourism. “We’ve reached a record-high with 24% growth from previous year and a total tourist entries' of 9,910,204 last year. As for 2015 and on, the Bureau is promoting its four-year 'Taiwan Tourism Action Plan', which focuses on premium quality, localized specialties, intelligence, and sustainable tourism as its implementation strategies. The goal is to promote Taiwan's versatility as a destination where travelers can fully explore the island and visit throughout any season. It showcases Taiwan's diverse aboriginal cultures, promotes the accessibility of the nature, and creates a green and sustainable environment. It will further transform Taiwan into a top-notch tourism destination. This year is the first time for the Bureau to set up a Taiwan booth at Oakland Zoo promoting Green tourism. Not only will it greatly increase the awareness of Taiwan in the general market, but also fulfills Taiwan's responsibility as a member of international tourism. We sincerely hope to share Taiwan's charm and experience with the San Francisco and the Bay Area community as well as international tourists."

To encourage tourists to utilize public transportation during their travels, Taiwan Tourism Bureau has been actively promoting travel services like Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Service and Taiwan Tour Bus. These services provide all tourists in Taiwan with a complete experience in Green tourism. Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Service divides Taiwan into 5 major servicing areas including Northern Taiwan, Central Taiwan, Southern Taiwan, Eastern Taiwan and Off-shore Islands with 36 planned shuttle routes. Not only does it plan to expand into 40 planned shuttle routes in the near future, it also provides convenient public bus services with fixed pick-up locations and schedules, connecting major airports, Taiwan High Speed Rail stations and major scenic spots for those who like to travel on their own time and explore a destination in depth. Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Service is the most suitable travel method for people traveling green and on a budget. For detailed information, please visit Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Service official website at http://www.taiwantrip.com.tw.

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