With the pandemic easing, the outlying islands have now become the most popular travel destinations, where tourism had stalled due to the pandemic.But visitors need to do some homework first to spend smart and play smart for the most enjoyable trip.The Maritime and Port Bureau (MPB) of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has organized the “Blue Highways Ocean Fun with Quintuple Stimulus Voucher” event, bringing together all the vessels and ports of the outlying islands, as well as 200 boat tour packages.Understanding that the public’s desire for travel has been delayed by the pandemic, the MPB specially invited industry operators to launch super discounted promotions and offers for the Quintuple Stimulus Voucher and Domestic Travel Vouchers. They will be offering a new tourism experience where travelers can visit the blue highways on boats and become reacquainted with Taiwan from the perspective of the ocean.There will also a chance to win great prizes including a Gogoro scooter and iPhone 12. The promotion period starts from September 27, 2021 and ends on April 15, 2022.
Chi Wen-Jong, Administrative Deputy Minister of MOTC, said at the event that Taiwan is a maritime country with a wealth of marine resources and environmental diversity, and the outlying islands each have their unique charm and characteristics.To promote the blue highways and revitalize marine tourism and economic development, the MOTC has increased the issuance of Domestic Travel Vouchers and launched special boat tour packages after the Executive Yuan launched the Quintuple Stimulus Voucher policy. The MOTC has also planned a limited number of super value packages exclusive to the Quintuple Stimulus Voucher. If the public makes their booking with the Quintuple Stimulus Voucher, they will be able to experience the historic battlefield sites on Kinmen, the exotic scenery of Matsu’s Qinbi Village, Liuqiu Island, Orchid Island, and Green Island, as well as explore “Hujing Island” of Penghu, one of the world’s top ten secret islands. These travel offerings come in convenient and hassle-free packages, available in a range of itinerary combos, and include air tickets, accommodation, and boat tickets, covering visitors’ food, lodging, sightseeing, shopping, and travel needs.Tourists will be able to explore and experience the unique atmosphere of the outlying islands through nature, culture and history, fishing education, and ocean activities, and get to re-discover Taiwan from the perspective of the ocean. The public are welcome to make use of these offerings and experience the wonders of the blue highways together with their family and friends, as well as help expand the effects of the Quintuple Stimulus Voucher.
The MPB said that the number of passengers traveling on the blue highways has increased in recent years, and the sea transportation travel method has been well-received and much loved by tourists.This year, the MPB has brought together the outlying island tourism industry to launch a total of 200 boat tour package itineraries, to offer the most fun in a most cost-effective way possible.These itineraries cover the local accommodation, experience, transportation, and other special itineraries on the outlying islands, helping visitors to save time, effort, and cost in itinerary planning.In addition, Domestic Travel Vouchers can also be used for this wave of promotional activities, so make sure not to miss out on this rare opportunity. The “Blue Highways Ocean Fun with Quintuple Stimulus Voucher” event will also be offering a stamp collecting activity. To be eligible for a triple lucky draw, travelers simply have to take a boat to each port via the blue highways, find the designated photo backdrop, and log on to the designated website.Then follow the instructions to take a photo at the stamp collecting location, share it via social media platforms, and upload the proof of purchase of the travel package.The grand prizes include the trendy Gogoro scooter, iPhone 12, and star-rated hotel accommodation vouchers. For more information, please visit the official event website（https://funsea.com.tw/） to find out the details of the event and the location of the stamp collection locations. There are many prizes waiting to be won so don’t miss out!
Taiwan has many beautiful islands, breathtaking ocean sceneries, and a wide range of marine activities, attracting the public and even international tourists to keep on visiting the islands.The shipping industry has also been investing in new and more comfortable ships and opening up many traffic and tourism routes to provide better travel services. The attention created by this event will bring people closer to the ocean, help them enjoy the ocean, and engage in marine activities.Travel around the outlying islands via the blue highways to create fond memories and a unique tourism experience.
2021 Well-Connected Maritime Transport Passport - “Blue Highways Ocean Fun with Quintuple Stimulus Voucher” Stamp Collection Activity
Event website: https://funsea.com.tw/
Contact person: Tu,Wen-Yun, Section Chief, Maritime Affairs Division
Contact number: +886-2-89788020