Taiwan’s tropical vibe is to be featured on National Geographic’s Family Channel later this month thanks to the Tourism Bureau’s latest efforts to work with international leisure programs to promote the nation.
Taste of the Tropics: Taiwan is scheduled to premiere across Asia and Australia on Friday on the National Geographic Channel and NatGeo People Channel, highlighting the nation’s location on the Tropic of Cancer, the bureau said on Thursday.
Presented by Harry Yuan (原和玉), who also hosts National Geographic’s martial arts program Kung Fu Motion, the new show is to introduce three counties that the Tropic of Cancer intersects.
“Hualien, Chiayi and Penghu will appear in the program, while their gourmet food and special outdoor activities, such as canoeing, are touted,” a company spokesperson said.
“The launch of the program also celebrates the Tourism Bureau’s goal of promoting Taiwan’s diversity and unique lifestyles,” bureau Deputy Director-General Wayne Liu (劉喜臨) said.
“Hopefully, through the joint recommendation from us and the National Geographic Channel, more international tourists can be attracted to visit Taiwan, a green gem on the Tropic of Cancer,” Liu said during the program’s launch on Thursday.
The bureau announced on Wednesday that it worked with the Travel & Living Channel to feature presenters from around the world in its latest travel series — Fun Taiwan.
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