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!


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