Akira Kanai, leader of the JATA Award Evaluation Committee, presented the award to Taiwan Visitors Association Chairman Chou Ching-hsiung at the 2009 Tokyo International Tourism Expo.
Chou said the award affirms the efforts made by the Tourism Bureau and Taiwan Visitors Association in upgrading tourism quality.
He said that Taiwan's tourism industry has escaped the shadow cast by Typhoon Morakot in the southern part of Taiwan in early to mid-August, and he welcomed Japanese tourists to visit the island for a taste of its beautiful scenery and fine foods, in addition to the hospitality shown by its people.
Tourism Bureau Director-General Janice Lai said that Japan is one of Taiwan's most important tourism markets, and her bureau will make greater efforts to attract more Japanese to Taiwan.
The JATA Award, established in 2006, is one of Japan's highest honors given to the tourism sector
Source from Chinese Post