Ho­tels of­fer spe­cial packages to woo vis­i­tors to Yi­lan’s an­nual Green Expo

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Ho­tels in Yi­lan County, Eastern Tai­wan, are of­fer­ing spe­cial dis­counts and packages to at­tract peo­ple vis­it­ing the county’s an­nual Green Expo, which kicked off on March 28 and runs through May 17.

The Green Expo, be­ing held in the Wu­lao­ken River Val­ley, is aimed at rais­ing aware­ness of en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion, pro­mot­ing a green life­style, and en­cour­ag­ing the in­te­gra­tion of a green life with lo­cal cus­toms.

A to­tal of 5 mil­lion peo­ple at­tended the event be­tween 2000, when it was launched, and 2014, and high at­ten­dance is ex­pected again in 2015 when the Green Expo show­cases aquatic ecosys­tems, ru­ral land­scapes, and tra­di­tional farm vil­lages un­der the theme “Green Mir­a­cle — The New Gen­er­a­tion of Agri­cul­ture.”

An­tic­i­pat­ing high num­bers of vis­i­tors, ho­tels in the Green Expo area are of­fer­ing spe­cial deals and ex­pe­ri­ences to drum up busi­ness.

Ho­tel Royal Chiaohsi has cre­ated a pack­age fea­tur­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion and two meals a day that use veg­eta­bles grown through hy­dro­pon­ics — in which plants are grown by plac­ing their roots in liq­uid nu­tri­ent so­lu­tions rather than soil.

As part of the pack­age, which costs NT$4,950 (US$159) per per­son per night, the ho­tel will also host a “Mo­nop­oly” game in which guests are given a se­ries of chal­lenges to over­come.

Those who reach the fin­ish line first will win gifts and par­tic­i­pate in a lucky draw for a free stay at the ho­tel’s Tainan branch.

Guan Xiang Cen­tury Ho­tel, also lo­cated in Jiaoxi, said it is of­fer­ing dou­ble rooms start­ing at NT$5,798 per night on week­days, in­clu­sive of two meals a day and two tick­ets to the Green Expo.

The ho­tel said fam­i­lies can also take ad­van­tage of the pack­age dur­ing the Green Expo pe­riod by pay­ing an ad­di­tional NT$1,588 per child per night.

Ev­er­green Re­sort Ho­tel is of­fer­ing packages start­ing at NT$9,500 a night for Green Expo vis­i­tors that in­clude a dou­ble room, two meals a day and af­ter­noon tea.

Ev­er­green said chil­dren stay­ing at the ho­tel will have the chance to play with sev­eral tra­di­tional Chi­nese toys avail­able on the premises, and guests can visit a dough fig­urine sculp­ture ex­hi­bi­tion all day and at­tend a shadow pup­pet show in the evening.

For an ex­tra NT$100 per per­son, guests can visit San­sh­ing Town­ship, known for its green onions, and learn to pick and clean them and use them to make green onion cakes.

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