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Information Stations A Warm Light in the Darkness, Answering All Questions!
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  • 交通部觀光局
  • 2016-08-02

Information Stations A Warm Light in the Darkness, Answering All Questions!

Experience local specialties while traveling Taiwan, conveying Taiwan’s warmth

200 Information Station Alliance Serving You with Passion across Taiwan!

 

“Ask me if you are lost”, “ask me if you need to use the toilet”, “ask me if you need to go online”. The MOTC’s Tourism Bureau has come up with another project in promoting friendly travel. Four station masters play passionate roles in this year’s new promotional video, forming an Information Station alliance based upon Taiwan’s great sense of warmth and welcome nature. “Ask me” has become a phrase which unlocks thoughtful, passionate, island-wide services for tourists as they travel Taiwan!

 

The Information Stations were established with the expectation that they would provide extended services from various grades of Tourist Information Centers. Statistics show that more than 100 information stations operate past 8 P.M., especially Information Stations on the periphery of night markets. They become the most popular consultation stations for tourists as night falls!

 

In addition to this, Information Stations are part of friendly travel services which permeate the map, combining local characteristics with online resources. Lighted box signs are planned for more than 60 Information Stations this year, offering clearer software and hardware service upgrade identification while establishing a friendlier way to travel from the perspective of the user and consumer. “Ask me” aims to become the most thoughtful element in Taiwan’s tourism scene!



 

With more than 200 locations across Taiwan, Information Stations provide simple local travel consultation and information services. Wayne Liu, deputy director-general of the Tourism Bureau, mentioned that, “my heart warms up each time I enter an Information Station! We hope that Information Stations across the nation will serve as hubs to inspire peripheral development, providing a more in-depth understanding of Taiwanese culture through small local trips”. Taiwanese culture is showcased through “eating puffed rice cookies to find a good partner”, hand mixed drinks which have swept the nation, and YuHuaHsin’s divine offering gift set. These elements combine local culture so that Information Stations provide more in-depth services as they convey Taiwan’s warmth and friendliness.

 

With an increase in backpackers visiting from overseas, the Tourism Bureau has launched multilingual versions of the Information Station traveling playing cards, in Mandarin/English, Mandarin/Japanese, Mandarin/Korean, Mandarin/Malay, with OhBear as the spokesperson. 13 of travelers’ most frequently asked questions are incorporated into the cards, imbuing the game with the spirit of Information stations. Experience the courtesy and passion of Taiwanese business owners. Even if they do not speak English, they will still try to help you the best they can!

 

With the “is there Wi-Fi here?” card in hand, Chuan-Li Rice Cookie’s Manager Jian stated that he has encountered travelers stopping by to ask about Wi-Fi in order to share the surprising fact that puffed rice cookies can be eaten chilled with their friends. The owner of Green Tea Square and an expert in many languages, Mr. Kuo, held the “could you provide a map?” card in his hand while sharing the fact that in addition to providing maps of Chiayi City, they have even shown visitors around Chiayi’s lanes and alleys in person. Mr. Su, the owner of YuHuaHsin, held the “are there any tasty gifts?” card in his hand, a symbol of YuHuaHsin as a historical, local pastry shop at Raohe Night Market. Traditional Taiwanese cakes and snacks are displayed in the shop so that travelers can learn more about Taiwan’s pastry culture upon making purchases, echoing the aim of Information Stations to serve as local cultural landmarks.

 

In order to encourage thoughtful, passionate Information Station masters, the MOTC’s Tourism Bureau is holding a Best Information Station contest, imploring those who love to travel to vote for the best Information Station! Starting immediately until September 30th, go online and press like for Information Station masters in order to gain the opportunity to win Information Station traveling playing cards, convenience store vouchers and more prizes with a total value exceeding NT$50,000!

 

With an increase in backpackers visiting from overseas, the Tourism Bureau has launched multilingual versions of the Information Station traveling playing cards, in Mandarin/English, Mandarin/Japanese, Mandarin/Korean, Mandarin/Malay, with OhBear as the spokesperson. 13 of travelers’ most frequently asked questions are incorporated into the cards, imbuing the game with the spirit of Information stations. Experience the courtesy and passion of Taiwanese business owners. Even if they do not speak English, they will still try to help you the best they can!

 

With the “is there Wi-Fi here?” card in hand, Chuan-Li Rice Cookie’s Manager Jian stated that he has encountered travelers stopping by to ask about Wi-Fi in order to share the surprising fact that puffed rice cookies can be eaten chilled with their friends. The owner of Green Tea Square and an expert in many languages, Mr. Kuo, held the “could you provide a map?” card in his hand while sharing the fact that in addition to providing maps of Chiayi City, they have even shown visitors around Chiayi’s lanes and alleys in person. Mr. Su, the owner of YuHuaHsin, held the “are there any tasty gifts?” card in his hand, a symbol of YuHuaHsin as a historical, local pastry shop at Raohe Night Market. Traditional Taiwanese cakes and snacks are displayed in the shop so that travelers can learn more about Taiwan’s pastry culture upon making purchases, echoing the aim of Information Stations to serve as local cultural landmarks.

 

In order to encourage thoughtful, passionate Information Station masters, the MOTC’s Tourism Bureau is holding a Best Information Station contest, imploring those who love to travel to vote for the best Information Station! Starting immediately until September 30th, go online and press like for Information Station masters in order to gain the opportunity to win Information Station traveling playing cards, convenience store vouchers and more prizes with a total value exceeding NT$50,000!