Tourists can now go online and roam for free all over Taiwan thanks to the exciting launch of ‘iTaiwan’ WiFi hotspots. The government has set up approximately 4,400 ‘iTaiwan’ WiFi hotspots at popular tourist locations, transportation centres and cultural establishments across the country. The Taiwan Tourism Bureau hopes this technological advance will further attract international tourists and make their stay even more enjoyable. Tourists entering the island can apply for an iTaiwan account by presenting their passport at a Taiwan Tourism Bureau service counter or any visitor centre, enabling them to go online free of charge with their internet-enabled smartphones, laptops or tablet computers. Alongside this development, Taiwan Tourism Bureau has also launched a Taiwan mini guidebook smartphone application in association with Lonely Planet. The brand new ‘Taiwan – The Beautiful Isle’ mini guidebook app will make it easier for travellers to explore Taiwan using their smartphones by giving useful descriptions on the island’s top tourist hotspots. The app also has a section for learning simple Chinese phrases, making it easier for travellers to engage with local people.
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