Taiwan International Balloon Festival returns to Taitung on June 29 for 45 days

Now in its 8th year, the festival has been extended an extra week!

TAITUNG, May 26, 2019 -- The 8th annual Taiwan International Balloon Festival takes place in Taitung on Taiwan’s east coast from June 29th to August 12th, 2019. Directed by Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) and organized by Taitung County Government, the festival usually runs for 38 days, but this year it has been granted a week-long extension of 45 days. In this time defines Taiwan’s eastern horizon each year, with dozens of hot air balloons taking to the sky.

During the festival, there are also regularly scheduled hot air balloon rides that larger children and adults can purchase tickets for, while you can also expect to enjoy other events and activities in Taitung County taking place at the same time - making it a great trip for the entire family.

Founded in 2011, this fabulous event has gone from strength-to-strength, with more hot air balloons participating each year. Last year saw 39 balloons from Taiwan and around the world launching into the heavens and cruise above some of the most striking landscapes in the world, while the Travel Channel listed the Taiwan International Balloon Festival in Taitung among “The Top 12 Amazing Hot Air Balloon Festivals in the World”.

For more information about the Taiwan International Balloon Festival, including photos and videos, visit the official website: balloontaiwan.taitung.gov.tw/en

ABOUT TAIWAN TOURISM BUREAU

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) is the official government agency of Taiwan (R.O.C.) responsible for domestic and international tourism policy development and execution. The Israel market is managed by the Singapore branch of TTB.

The marketing slogans currently in use for Taiwan, are “Time for Taiwan” and “The Heart of Asia”, while the official mascot of the TTB is OhBear, a cartoon Formosan Black Bear, the national animal of Taiwan.

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Press contact: Alex Trup
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