Five reasons to consider Taiwan once this is all over

This may read like science fiction: at some point in the not-too-distant future, people will fly around the world, attending and hosting events, experiencing new and different cultures. The future is normal life.


Taipei 101

At moments, that possibility may seem aeons away. But it is not. The world will be in motion sometime soon and organizers will once again be scanning the planet for perfect MICE destinations.

And that’s when Taiwan should hit your radar. A magnificent and friendly island, a welcoming and visitor-first society, with glamour and sophistication in the mix—here are five main reasons to consider Taiwan…

1 Healthy and safe


Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei

These attributes are going to be at the top of every event planners’ list of requirements—and Taiwan has a leading global reputation for it. Not only has CEO World magazine ranked the nation's health-care system No. 1, based on infrastructure, expertise, cost and medical supplies, Taiwan is regularly listed at the top of related surveys and reports. Adding to this, Taiwan is a leading country for expats, according to the Expat Insider 2019 report from InterNations, and a great place to live and work thanks to a high quality of life and, yes, affordable, high-class healthcare.

2 Technologically sound


COMPUTEX Taipei 2019

Home to the largest public Wi-Fi system in the world, innovation and high technology are staples of Taiwanese life. Taiwan has pioneered the development and industrialisation of world-changing tech, such as semiconductors (TSMC is the world’s largest dedicated independent semiconductor foundry). When it comes to problems… Taiwan can find a tech solution. Prime example: In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic a smart device app was quickly developed to help people find pharmacies that had available facemasks.

3 Top convenience (stores)


Hayashi Department Store in Tainan / Tourism Bureau of Tainan City Government

With hospitable hosts and friendly locals, Taiwan is an easy place to travel, hold events, and stay supplied. Convenience is a constant, especially with the second most convenience stores per head in the world. Whether on a sightseeing stroll or in need of urgent supplies for important clients, a well-stocked, brightly lit shop with an amazing array of goods is not far away. Although this may not be a game-changer when it comes to choosing a destination, it can provide some peace of mind.

4 Varied venues


TaiNEX 2 in Taipei

From palaces to villas and world-leading hotels to two national exhibition centres and extraordinary outdoor spaces—Taiwan has a venue for any size, for any mood and for every shade of event. TaiNEX 2 (opposite TaiNEX 1) is a major exhibition center that opened a year ago. A certified golden-level green building, it features a sky garden, carpetless floor, and a rainwater harvesting system—making it a sustainable, well-connected venue in Taipei, designed for sophisticated large-scale events.

5 Fun and relaxing


wire-flying in Taoyuan

Taiwan is about smiling. The world may be bleak during these times, but when it is time to party once again, the Taiwanese sure know how to put on a show. With a wide selection of Michelin-starred restaurants, an abundance of cultural offerings, and plenty of imaginative incentive experiences—Taiwan has the lot. Some examples include becoming a wire-flying action star in Taoyuan or a visit to the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre for modern dance lessons. Relaxing activities, such as reflexology massages and hot spring soaks, are also readily available.

So when the world recovers, when groups finally start to travel again, Taiwan can cover every eventuality, backed by a world-leading health and technological infrastructure.

MEET TAIWAN

Taiwan's MICE Promotion Program
Organised by Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA 
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