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Shanghai World Travel Fair opens
By:Jiang Wenran  |  From:english.eastday.com  |  2017-04-20 23:48

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Shanghai, April 20- The annual Shanghai World Travel Fair opened at the Shanghai Exhibition Center today. Taiwan’s Taitung County, independently participates in the fair for the first time, bringing visitors its rich tourist information and enthusiastic aboriginal performances.


The county, listed in 2016 Top Ten Tourist Attractions in Asia, has rich ocean resources and natural landscape. According to Hong Zhiguang from the Shanghai Branch of Taiwan Strait Tourism Association, you can see the earliest sunrise and the most prehistoric sites in Taitung.

值得一提的是,台东县此次以“动感台东 热力升空”为主题,在旅博会上重点推介即将在台东举办的2017年台湾国际热气球嘉年华会。据悉,整整两个月嘉年华活动期间,还将推出更多元、更丰富的各项体验活动。

Notably, Taitung specially highlighted the coming 2017 Taiwan International Balloon Festival which will be held in Taitung. The two-month event will provide visitors abundant experience activities.


Besides Taitung, the four-day fair attracts 750 exhibitors from 52 countries and regions, offering visitors a glimpse into diverse tourism resources across the world as well as various trip assistant products.


An offline wearable translator named ili is one of the most popular trip assistant products on exhibition. According to ili’s producer Logbar Inc.’s Asian Sales Manager Ma Liangliang, the device currently support three languages: Chinese, English and Japanese.


China’s outbound tourists are estimated to exceed 600 million in the next five years, according to the National Tourism Administration’s forecast. An important pain spot of these tourists is the language barrier.


“So we independently developed the Voice Stream Translation System, internally installed mass tourism commonly-used words,” said Ma. He noted that the translator is mainly applied to tourism scene and simple sentences.


“How much does it cost?” Ma introduced that the device can only be rent in Japan’s airports for around 60 yuan per day. It will enter Chinese market within the year.