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'Taiwan tourism specialists' win certificates

Tourism Bureau Director-general Janice Lai (right) presents the tourism certificate to one of the "Taiwan Tourism Specialists" from Japan. (file photo...

Tourism Bureau Director-general Janice Lai (right) presents the tourism certificate to one of the "Taiwan Tourism Specialists" from Japan. (file photo...

The Tokyo office of the Tourism Bureau, R.O.C in November of 2007 cooperated wit Kinki Nippon Tourist Company in organizing a travel training program on "Taiwan Tourism Specialist" for Kinki Nippon's tourist guides, receptionists, salesmen and product designers.
About 733 people signed up for the lecture and 640 passed the exam acquiring the Taiwan Tourism Specialist certification. The Tourism Bureau, R.O.C hence invited 21 of them to Taiwan to receive the diplomas
"The tourists from Japan last year set a record of 1,160,380, surpassing that of 1 million in 2005," said Janice Lai, Director-general of the Tourism Bureau. "Part of the reason for this increase can be attributed to the attraction of the Taiwan artists F4 and the newly-built Taiwan High Speed Rail."
"Targeted as the 'Tour Taiwan Year,' this year is expected to attract 1,240,000 visitors with more promotional events and the efforts by those Taiwan tourists specialists," Lai added.
This is the first time that the Kinki Nippon Tourist Company, second largest travel agency in Japan, offered traveling training programs about Taiwan. It has organized such training programs about New Zealand, Australia, Netherlands, China, America and Korea since 2001.
"The exam includes Taiwan's history, culture, geography, food and accommodation, and the programs helps a lot for me to demonstrate Taiwan's attractions to Japanese visitors and answer their questions," said a tour guide who passed the Taiwan Tourism Specialist exam.
According to Kinki Nippon, the numbers of application and pass for Taiwan Tourism Specialist Exam both topped their previous records.


Updated : 2021-02-28 14:35 GMT+08:00