Taipei is to offer free tickets for its sightseeing buses to eligible tourists in a bid to attract visitors, the Taipei Department of Information and Tourism said on Saturday.
From March 14 to June 30, the city is to offer 10,000 free tickets for four-hour sightseeing bus rides to independent travelers who stay in contracted hotels in Taipei for at least two nights, as well as cruise passengers and European travelers who transit in the city for at least 15 hours.
Eligible visitors can collect tickets from the hotels they stay in or the Discovery Center of Taipei at Taipei City Hall, the department said.
Photo courtesy of the Taipei Department of Information and Tourism
The buses allow visitors to easily visit tourist attractions around Taipei, it said.
The buses travel along two circular routes: the blue route between Taipei Railway Station and the National Palace Museum; and the red route that covers Longshan Temple (龍山寺), Taipei Railway Station, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Taipei 101.
Ticket holders can transfer between the two routes during the four-hour tour.
The New York Times has placed Taipei in its “52 Places to Go in 2023” list, saying the city is ready to welcome foreign tourists, and that it has been an easy destination for residents of Hong Kong and Macau, who can fly to Taipei in just over an hour.
Taipei is next month to host the Taipei Floral Festival, featuring azaleas, the flower of the city, the department said.
In July, the city is to launch a series of tourism campaigns offering fireworks, and food and drinks, the department said.
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