March 15, 2006
"We've been committed to increasing tourism from this important market since the beginning of my administration," said Murkowski. "We have the air connections thanks to China Airlines, and now the airline has added Alaska to its list of Dynasty tours. This is great news for our efforts to promote year-round international tourism."
China Airlines chairman Hsing-Hsiung Wei, president Kuo-Shui Chao and Taiwan marketing director Huei-Chi Lin visited Fairbanks last week at the governor's invitation to attend the Fur & Ice event and participate in other tours and events. Their visit came as the airline placed the finishing touches on its new Alaska tour programs.
"The most attractive China Airlines Dynasty packages for Alaska will probably be five days in length. These packages will make it easy for passengers flying between Taipei and New York to add an Alaska sightseeing itinerary to their trip," said China Airlines Anchorage station manager Frank Chen. The packages are flexible and may include stopovers of varying lengths.
According to state international trade director Margy Johnson, the Alaska stopover packages are offered for travelers flying in either direction and are bookable through around 100 travel agencies in Taiwan.
"This packaging by the airline and tour operators provides great opportunity for Alaska's tourism industry to bring more visitors from Taiwan to Alaska and experience our great state," said Ron Peck, President & COO of the Alaska Travel Industry Association.
The Taipei-based carrier provides Alaska's only scheduled year-round passenger service to Asia.
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