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Lucky draw as part of New York's Taiwan Heritage Week

There's a chance to win a free trip to Taiwan in a lucky draw.

There's a chance to win a free trip to Taiwan in a lucky draw.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- Taiwan's Tourism Bureau’s series of events for the Taiwan Heritage Week from Aug. 14 to 20 will include a free trip for two winners to travel to Taiwan with five-star hotel accommodation.

During the Taiwan tourism week that starts on Aug. 14, a series of commercials promoting tourism to Taiwan will be aired on SNY, a regional sports television network in which the New York Mets hold majority ownership.

The lucky draw, called "Take off to Taiwan Sweepstakes" is in cooperation with SNY. Two winners will be offered free trips to Taiwan with five-star hotel accommodation. SportsNet New York ( SNY) TV channel has been running since 2006 and is the go-to channel for New York sporting information. The Taiwan lucky draw is sure to generate a lot of interest.

The lucky draw is available right now (it opened on Aug, 7) and is in the form of an online questionnaire.

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau says everyone who fills in this online questionnaire at between Aug. 7 and Sept. 4 is eligible to enter the lucky draw.

Videos promoting Taiwan tourism will also be aired on the Citi Field big screen on Aug. 16, when the Mets host the New York Yankees for the third Subway Series game of 2017. Citi Field is the home stadium of the New York Mets.

On Aug. 18, Taiwan is in the air again as 40,000 free T-shirts sponsored by the Tourism Bureau will be winging their way to fans who attend the game between the Mets and the Miami Marlins.

The final New York Mets event of the Heritage Week is the 13th Annual Taiwan Day at Citi Field on Sunday, August 20. It is an event aimed at families. They can enjoy traditional Taiwanese performances and gather promotional materials on Taiwan from a tourism information table. The event starts at 11 am at Mets Plaza outside the ballpark.

During the games, families can sit together with family and friends in a variety of seating locations. Groups of 15 or more people will be welcomed on the scoreboard and the group leader will receive two complimentary tickets to select games. Kids 12 years and under can run the bases post-game in the Mr. Met Dash.

Michael Chang (張維庭), director of the Tourism Bureau's New York office, said that in the first half of this year, the number of North American visitors to Taiwan increased 10 percent from the same period of last year, and he expressed confidence that 10 percent growth can be achieved for the whole of 2017.