For the first time, the Tourism Association Canton Sarajevo took part and presented our capital on one of the most popular travel fairs in Asia-Pacific region, as well as the largest sales and exhibition events in Taiwan – Taipei International Travel Fair (Taipei ITF 2017), held from 27 to 30 October 2017 in Taipei World Trade Center.
The tourist offer of Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina was presented in Taipei ITF 2017 for the first time, which is significant primarily due to recorded increase in the number of tourists from Asia.
In cooperation with the Embassy of Taiwan in Budapest, during the four day fair Sarajevo was presented as a favorable tourist destination through various segments of the tourism offer, and the booth of Tourism Association Canton Sarajevo attracted great interest. “We talked with a large number of tour operators who, because of the increasing interest of their citizens to visit the region and Bosnia and Herzegovina, would like to include Sarajevo in their offer,” said Faruk Čaluk, Director of Tourism Association Canton Sarajevo. Čaluk pointed out that he was particularly surprised by the level of interest and knowledge the fair visitors showed about our country and he thanked the Embassy of Taiwan in Budapest for their cooperation.
Taipei has offered great business opportunities to its participants for over 30 years. Last year, the fair attracted over 360,000 visitors, while this year the number increased to almost half a million. The fair featured 68 countries with over 1000 exhibitors from all over the world. With many lectures, presentations and folklore performances (traditional folk dance), ITF fully met all expectations and it was decided to move to an even larger space next year, not far from this year’s location – Taipei World Trade Center.
The representatives of Tourism Association Canton Sarajevo will be travelling to London next week where Sarajevo will be presented at one of the leading global travel events “World Travel Market – WTM 2017”.