New Delhi, Sept. 18 (CNA) Taiwan's Tourism Bureau promoted its country's beautiful scenery and delicious food at a press event Wednesday in the India
n capital of New Delhi. James Tien, Taiwan's representative to India
, introduced some of his country's famous scenic spots, festivals and culinary delicacies at the event. He told the assembled reporters that visitor numbers to Taiwan have continued to set new highs in recent years, noting that the number of arrivals reached 7.31 million in 2012, while tourism revenues for the same year reached NT$348.5 billion (US$11.76 billion). Among the visitors, tourists from China
accounted for 2.58 million, Tien said. Hotels in Taiwan are booming, he continued, with 2,986 licensed hotels around the island.
He also introduced various national landmarks such as the National Palace Museum and Taipei 101, which drew an enthusiastic response from the audience. He also introduced Taiwan's highest peak, Yushan, the spectacular Taroko Gorge and the Eslite 24-hour bookstore, as well as the ubiquitous convenience stores and bustling night markets. (By He Horn-ju and Lilian Wu)