Learn about the up and coming global destination: Taitung

  • 09 February, 2018
  • Natalie Tso
Taitung County Magistrate

Taitung was listed by Booking.com as the top 10 up and coming destinations for 2018.Tune into Taiwan Today as Natalie Tso brings you an interview with Taitung County Magistrate Justin Huang. Huang shares how he has helped Taitung become an up and coming global destination.


Taitung's famous Hot Air Balloon Festival was also recently ranked as one of the top 12 hot air balloon festivals of the world. Huang shares how this festival was birthed from nothing to attractive new hot air balloon industry in just the past 7 years. He also shares about other how Taitung has become a world class sports and leisure destination. Taitung hosted the 2017 World Surf League Men's and Women's Longboard Championships and the IronMan 70.3 Triathalon.


The interview is a part of Radio Taiwan International's series with city mayors and county magistrates about how they are promoting the New Southbound Policy. The New Southbound Policy aims to build closer ties with Southeast Asia, South Asia, New Zealand and Australia.