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Canadian 'tourism ambassadors' look forward to hair-washing

Canadian 'tourism ambassadors' look forward to hair-washing

Taipei, Nov. 4 (CNA) The creators of a famous YouTube channel who are shooting a promotional film in Taiwan at the invitation of the Tourism Bureau, said Wednesday that they are looking forward to many experiences in the country -- including getting their hair washed. "The idea of sitting in a chair with no sink around is a really unique concept," said Martina Stawski, who hosts the "Eat Your Kimchi" channel with her husband, Simon Stawski. The idea of relaxing through a full-course treatment, including hair-washing, scalp massage, shoulder massage, and styling for a cheap price sounds very attractive, she said. The Canadian couple said they pitched the idea to the Tourism Bureau for its promotional campaign, in which six groups of famous foreign YouTube vloggers have been commissioned to shoot short films about Taiwan to promote tourism. The duo, whose YouTube channel mainly documents their travel experiences in South Korea and is now followed by over 860,000 subscribers, said they are also eager to try all the country's gourmet food during their four-day stay in Taiwan. Having already sampled traditional Taiwanese-style snacks such as soy milk, radish cake, dried shredded squid and the quintessential bubble tea, the couple said the wide selection of food choices in the country has "blown their minds." The footage will be made into a 10-minute film and uploaded to the couple's channel Nov. 25, while related materials will also be put on the bureau's official channel, according to the bureau. The bureau and Google Inc. launched the second phase of a global campaign last month to encourage travel to Taiwan through famous YouTube vloggers, hoping to exploit their influence in the blogosphere to make the promotion more effective. Taiwan saw nearly 10 million foreign visitor arrivals last year, a record high. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-25 04:46 GMT+08:00