Taiwan’s government is working hard to promote the culinary reputation of the island. Agencies like the Taiwan External Trade Development Council put on huge food and beverage expos a few times a year. For example, Taipei’s 23rd International Food Expo will take place in June 2013 and draw crowds from nearly every country in Asia, many in the West, and any country looking to increase its business presence in Asia.
Private enterprise has also joined the effort. It’s a growing trend to take foodie tours through local agencies specializing in culinary tourism, like Topology Travel, or to organize independent trips focusing on the food, tea, and alcoholic beverages native to Taiwan.
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