Photo contest offers trip to boost foreign visitors


TAIPEI–Foreign nationals can have a chance of winning a free trip to Taiwan by simply uploading a photo, a government official said at a press conference held to launch the nation’s latest tourism campaign.

The photo contest, titled “Say Hi to Taiwan,” was organized to make Taiwan better-known among international travelers, said Government Information Office (GIO) spokesman Philip Yang.

Yang said the contest is part of the government’s efforts to boost the number of people arriving in the country and added that the goal this year is to surpass 5 million visitors. Participants upload a photo that incorporates at least one of the following themes: Taiwan; hello; love; and friend. An online vote will then choose the winning snapshot. For more information please visit the website