More MICE awards stacked up for MEET TAIWAN

Groups continue to favour Taiwan's strong event support, earth-friendly meetings, fresh ways to play in undiscovered provinces and more.

To remind teams of the fun incentive travel programmes bring, pick up this one-stop Taiwan destination guide showcasing a range of meet and play experiences, based on each group’s interests and activity levels.
To remind teams of the fun incentive travel programmes bring, pick up this one-stop Taiwan destination guide showcasing a range of meet and play experiences, based on each group’s interests and activity levels.

MEET TAIWAN has added yet more accolades to its MICE portfolio, winning Best Convention & Visitors Bureau (Asia) and Best Conferences & Exhibitions Destination (Asia) at the recent M&C Asia Stella Awards 2021. 

At the 8 December hybrid event, Patrick Han, Assistant Director, Economic Division Taipei Representative Office in Singapore reiterated how the Bureau of Foreign Trade has "made great efforts to support the industry such as in online exhibition platforms to connect industries with foreign buyers, and 2020's [hybrid] annual ICCA Congress in Kaohsiung which rolled out the Kaohsiung Protocol".

He also highlighted the various "digital transformation projects in MICE facilities" to support the global shift online, and soon, more convention venues are set to open in Taiwan's metropolitan areas to present planners with more options than ever before.

These include the International Convention Center Tainan (10,692sqm), Taoyuan Convention & Exhibition Center (76,120sqm), and Taichung International Convention & Exhibition Center (129,844sqm).

Just in time to further support meeting planners who are strategising and booking for 2022 and beyond, MEET TAIWAN has developed one guide to five elements of success: flowing across annual calendar favourites, up-to-date city highlights and recommendations, earth-friendly meetings, support packages and more.

Scenic rides aboard the Puyuma train near Kecheng Bridge in Yuli, Hualien, Taiwan.
Scenic rides aboard the Puyuma train near Kecheng Bridge in Yuli, Hualien, Taiwan.

With the world's eyes increasingly focused on conservation and environmental sustainability for instance, the guide highlights Taiwan's earth-friendly protocols for green MICE initiatives, making it easier for planners to bid, host, and report on sustainable events.

Also, a sustainable event does not always mean higher costs or diminished experiences. Simple methods include opting for locally-sourced meals, incorporating CSR into the trip, going digital for brochures and swopping individual bottled water for dispensers instead. Tapping a destination's well-connected public transport system is another way — and it definitely helps if the rides are as scenic as the ones in Taiwan.

Changhua province is home to the Glass Mazu Temple, which is built from 70,000 pieces of glass and spectacularly lit after dark.
Changhua province is home to the Glass Mazu Temple, which is built from 70,000 pieces of glass and spectacularly lit after dark.

Surge for smaller appeal

Provinces are becoming more attractive destinations for travellers and incentive groups, who are rediscovering new emerging locations for nature, history and dramatic landscapes.

Miaoli, Changhua, Yunlin and Pingtung are perfect examples: think fishing in the dark, a temple made of glass, or catching 'blue tears' of the sea.

Information may not be as visible online — and this is where MEET TAIWAN's latest guide offers incentive ideas and other useful themed experiences to pick from.

In the wake of Covid-19, planners are also looking at destination safety, epidemic prevention policies, and wellness-centric itineraries, all of which are included in the guide as well.

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