Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) The 2022 Taipei International Travel Fair will take place from Nov. 4-7 at the Nangang Exhibition Center, the Taiwan Visitors Association announced on Monday, highlighting the fair’s 1,200 booths.
The fair will be the biggest of its kind since Taiwan reopened its border on Oct. 13, according to the association.
The association said the 1,200 booths in the fair would include numerous tourism companies from countries like Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia, as well as airline companies and hotels.
The companies will be selling travel items such as plane tickets, tour packages, food and lodging vouchers, and tickets to shows and theme parks at discount prices, the association said.
On Oct. 18 and 19, the general public may procure early bird tickets at ticketing kiosks in Family Mart, 7-Eleven, Hi-life, and OK Mart outlets, as well as via KKday, Klook, and udn’s ticket sales website, it added.
While regular tickets are priced at NT$200 (US$6.25), early bird tickets would be priced at NT$150, according to the association.
Those who are unable to get an early bird deal may buy tickets at a 10-percent discount between Oct. 20 and Nov. 3 for NT$180, the association said.
Meanwhile, medical professionals, firefighters and police officers will be given free entry to the event, as a way to show gratitude for their efforts during the pandemic, it said.
Another 10,000 free tickets will be distributed to Taipei’s 17 blood donation locations, the association said, which will then be given to blood donors at those locations from Oct. 29 to Nov. 5.
Additionally, a special trade event will take place on Nov. 3 for tourism businesses from around the world to discuss and secure potential partnerships for post-pandemic travels, the association said.
(By Wang Shu-fen and James Lo)


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