Embassy of Tuvalu to Participate in the 2015 Taipei Tourism Expo/吐瓦魯國駐華大使館將參加2015年台北國際觀光博覽會 / by Minute Taupo

Tuvalu is a small South Pacific nation composed of nine enchanting islands, abundant turquoise lagoons, and stunning coral reefs. Tuvalu boasts pristine beaches and a serene tropical atmosphere, making it a magnificent ocean paradise. Additionally, although the nation’s landmass and population are small, Tuvalu’s traditional culture is highly representative among the Polynesian subregion and stands as a paradigm that has successfully integrated traditional and modern trends. Unfortunately, over time, Tuvalu has also increasingly experienced the detrimental influences of sea level rise and other effects of global warming, which has threatened both the nation’s unique traditional culture and its exquisite island scenery. Consequently, when promoting tourism, the Government of Tuvalu has consistently prioritized environmental and cultural preservation. This emphasis has led to the development of an uncommon tourism culture in which the focus is not on large-scale resorts cut off from the daily lives of the local people but on an experience that immerses travelers in the realities of Tuvaluan life and the true, unadulterated beauty of the Tuvaluan countryside.

Consequently, during the 2015 Taipei Tourism Expo, the Tuvalu Booth will focus on promoting Tuvalu’s local culture and breathtaking landscapes, and will also unveil brand new Tuvalu travel itineraries that wonderfully integrate Tuvalu’s fantastic culture and natural beauty and show you the best way to experience Tuvalu! Staff at the Tuvalu Booth will also introduce several of the tourism activities currently popular in Tuvalu, including customized “island-hopping” trips, snorkeling and scuba diving adventures, and traditional dance and culture performances. Additionally, visitors to the Tuvalu Booth will be invited to participate in the various games and activities that will be hosted at the Booth throughout the Expo and will have the chance to win one-of-a-kind prizes including folders featuring Tuvalu’s scenery, “Timeless Tuvalu” magnets, and Tuvalu’s world-famous commemorative stamps! Finally, the Tuvalu Booth will exhibit culturally representative handicrafts, such as shell necklaces and traditional fans, as well as stunning photos of Tuvalu’s scenery shot by professional photographers, to ensure that Expo visitors never forget Timeless Tuvalu!

吐瓦魯是位於南太平洋的小島嶼國家,主要由九座小島、碧綠潟湖及華麗珊瑚礁組成。吐瓦魯有純淨的海灘風景、與愜意的熱帶氣氛,稱為海上天堂也不為過。此外,雖然吐瓦魯人口極少、面積極小,但其傳統文化卻是玻里尼西亞民族的最佳代表,是整合傳統與現代風格的獨特典範。不過,吐瓦魯也長久受到海平面上升等全球暖化現象的影響,導致其獨樹一格的傳統文化與鬼斧神工的島嶼風景都蒙受威脅。有鑑於此,吐國政府的觀光政策首重對文化與環境的保護,藉以提供最獨一無二的旅遊經驗:吐國觀光產業強調的不是與日常生活無關的龐大渡假村,而是讓觀光客能親身體驗並陶醉於吐瓦魯當地文化與燦爛風景的機會!

因此,2015年台北國際觀光博覽會期間,吐瓦魯攤位把焦點放在推廣吐瓦魯的當地文化與燦爛風景,也會首次發表巧妙融合吐瓦魯文化與美景的全新自由行行程,讓民眾更了解欣賞吐瓦魯的最佳玩法!此外,吐瓦魯攤位員工會一一介紹吐瓦魯目前最流行的觀光活動,如量身訂做的islet hopping(周遊列島)之旅,潟湖、珊瑚礁與大海浮潛與深潛挑戰,以及傳統舞蹈表演與文化體驗活動,也會引導民眾參與吐瓦魯攤位天天舉辦的精采「投投樂」與「自拍」遊戲,並贈送吐瓦魯觀光局所設計的獨特紀念品,如絕景資料夾、「歲月停留吐瓦魯」磁鐵及吐瓦魯最著名的紀念郵票!最後,吐瓦魯攤位會展出具吐瓦魯傳統文化代表性的獨特物品,如傳統貝殼項鍊及傳統扇等,也會展示由專業攝影師所拍攝的絕世美景,讓民眾對吐瓦魯留下最深刻的印象!

Need more information? Look no further:
Time: 22nd to 25th May, 2015 (10:00-18:00)
   Children under 115 cm are only allowed into the Expo on 23rd and 24th May, 2015
Location: Taipei World Trade Centre, Exhibition Hall 1
Ticket Price: NT$200/NT$150 for students with a student ID
Website: https://www.tte.tw/?lang=english

2015年台北國際觀光博覽會相關細節如下:
日期:2015年5月22日(五)至2015年5月25日(一)
時間10:00-18:00
平日不開放兒童入場,僅假日5/23、24開放115公分以下兒童入場
地點:台北世界貿易中心展覽一館
票價:一般參觀者:台幣200元;持本人有效學生證之學生:台幣150元
網頁:https://www.tte.tw/?lang=tw