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TULU 2024 WITS

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2024 world indigenous tourism summit
April 16 th TUE -20 th SAT

Taiwan Kaohsiung Exhibition Center

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PROGRAM

Theme of the Conference
Sustainable Tourism of Culture and Ecology

The TULU 2024 World Indigenous Tourism Summit will be held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Through sharing and exchanging ideas across various fields, participants will collectively explore how to utilize Indigenous cultures and natural ecosystems to provide local perspectives in guided interpretation and to share the economic benefits brought about by tourism for the purpose of promoting the sustainable development of Indigenous tourism.

講者

TICKET & REGISTRATION
R.O.C. / Taiwan National

NTD $ 12,000

一    Admission Pass
一    3-day lunches
一    3-day drinks & refreshments
一    Welcome banquet & Cultural evening
一    Pamphlets and brochures

Early Bird Price

NTD $ 9,900

(From now till November 30, limited to 100 people)

Foreign National

NTD $ 15,000

一    Admission Pass
一    3-day lunches
一    3-day drinks & refreshments
一    Welcome banquet & Cultural evening
一    Pamphlets and brochures
一    Three-Day Indigenous tribes trips (including accommodation for the nights of April 18th and 19th)

Early Bird Price

NTD $ 12,000

(From now till November 30, limited to 100 people)

TRANSPORTATION&ACCOMMODATION
Kaohsiung Exhibition Center

Kaohsiung Exhibition Center

Adjacent to Kaohsiung Singuang Ferry Wharf and Starlight Waterfront Park, embracing the picturesque views of the port city; it also connects to Kaohsiung Mega City, the Municipal Library Main Branch, InterContinental Kaohsiung Hotel, and other urban landmarks in the hinterland. With convenient cultural and commercial amenities, it showcases the international charm of Kaohsiung.

806027 No.39, Chenggong 2nd Road, Qianzhen Dist., Kaohsiung 806, Taiwan, ROC

How to get there?

Highways

Highways

Northwards

Highway No.1 to Zhongzheng Road Exit → Zhongzheng Road → Turn left onto Zhonghua Road → Turn right onto Siwei Road → Turn left onto Chenggong Road → Arrive

Southwards

Highway No.1 to Kaohsiung End/Zhongshan Road Exit, make right → Zhongshan Road → Turn left onto Xinguang Road → Turn left onto Chenggong 2nd Road → Arrive

Parking Information

1.Kaohsiung Exhibition Center Indoor Parking Lot
2.Xinguang Parking Lot: 50 meters away from Kaohsiung Exhibition Center

High speed rail

High speed rail

Terminal in Kaohsiung is Zuoying Station: a 20-minute taxi ride to KEC. Or take the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit (MRT) to Sanduo Shopping District Station (R8)

MRT

MRT

Sanduo Shopping District Station is the closest to KEC.
It's a 10-minute walk from Exit 2.

Bus

Bus

Stop:Kaohsiung Exhibition Center (In Front Of KEC)

Red 21 Jianjun Station (MRT Weiwuying Station) – MRT Sanduo Shopping District Station
Red 22 Jian Jyun Station(KMRT Weiwuying Station) ➝ Public Library
168E Main Line Jinshih Lake Station – Jinshih Lake Station

Stop:LRT Kaohsiung Exhibition Center Station (Singuang Pier) (Near Bank Taiwan)

214A Siaogang Station – Kaohsiung Museum of History
168E Main Line Jinshih Lake Station – Jinshih Lake Station

Light Rail Transit

Light Rail Transit

KEC Station is the closest to KEC. It's a 3-5 minute walk from station.

ABOUT WITS

WITS introduction

Established in March 2012, The World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) was founded by Indigenous tourism organizations from six countries including the Indigenous Tourism Association of British Columbia, Canada, Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council, Indigenous Tourism Alliance, NZ Maori Tourism, Sami Tourism, and the Trans Himalayan Environment and Livelihood Program(T-Help). As the idea was suggested by leaders of the Larrakia people, the local aboriginal people in Australia, after the establishment of the organization, they announced the "Larrakia Declaration."

WINTA is a global network organization dominated by Indigenous Peoples. It aims to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples through tourism, and to establish cooperative relationships with Indigenous communities, tourism operators, governments and non-governmental organizations around the world. Since 2018, the World Indigenous Tourism Summit (WITS) was held every two years to conduct researches on Indigenous tourism policies, experience-sharing, and to provide strategies and consultation.

WITS has a sound network, which includes more than 300 members from the government, non-governmental and tourism industry. Taiwan is also a member of the WITS network. We hope to promote the flourishing development of Indigenous tourism through international dialogues and collaborations in the future.

The 3rd WITS, with the hope of showcasing the colors of Taiwan's Indigenous Peoples, has designed a unique visual identity. "TULU" represents the number "3" in over 80% of Taiwan's indigenous languages and many Austronesian languages, indicating that WITS has reached its third year. Furthermore, to highlight Taiwan's rich Indigenous cultures, the visual representation incorporates the common color palette and diverse patterns of Taiwan's Indigenous Peoples, symbolizing the profound influence of Indigenous cultures.

WINTA Board

Previous and this-year Videos

Main visual image of the 3rd WITS

Review of the 2nd WITS

Review of the 1st WITS

A day for being a Truku

Annual Mgay Bari of Truku

Enjoy the Culture of Bunun

ABOUT TAIWAN

Located between the Pacific Ocean and the Eurasian continent, Taiwan is a long and narrow island with mountains. The complex and various terrains and the passage of the Tropic of Cancer nurtured a rich and diverse natural ecology. The history has Taiwan embracing people from all over the world. Different ethnic groups, cultures and beliefs have shaped Taiwan’s prosperous and unique humanistic features.

Among the images composing today’s Taiwan, the Indigenous Peoples could be described as the most representative. Taiwan's Indigenous Peoples are regarded as the origin of the Austronesian people. The island is their homeland. They have unique traditional norms, spiritual beliefs, social systems, cultures and arts -- all born from the land. The Indigenous Peoples show their respect for the land and the wisdom of coexistence in balance with the environment. These spirits condense into the nutrients of Taiwanese culture shining in the world.

Q&A
How to register?
Please click the following link to complete registration and payment: https://www.accupass.com/go/wits2024tw_en
Do you provide accommodation?
No, you need to book accommodation by yourself, or after completing the registration, you can fill out the request form and provide the ACCUPASS ID. The designated window of our project will assist in booking accommodation for the WITS project at a special discounted rate. Please refer to the "TRANSPORTATION&ACCOMMODATION" page of this website.
Can I get a refund if I am temporarily unable to attend?
According to the general rules of the ticket-saling system, please cancel and apply for a refund 8 days or more in advance the date that your ticket can be used. Please notice a refund fee of 10% of the ticket price would be charged. Cancellation request would not be accepted if you miss the application date. Please note that any handling fees incurred during the refund process would be paid by the refunder. For refund instructions, please read the instruction guide: [How to refund tickets]https://reurl.cc/Ovykyg
How do I get to the venue?
Please refer to the "TRANSPORTATION&ACCOMMODATION" page of this website.
What services are included in the registration fee?
After registering, you can not only attend all sessions of this summit, obtain conference brochures and pamphlets, but also enjoy services including the welcome banquet and cultural evening, lunches, and refreshments during the 3-day conference.
I am a foreigner who wants to attend the 2024 WITS in Taiwan. Who can I contact if I need sponsorship?
In order to allow people involved in the Indigenous tourism industry to have the opportunity to come to Taiwan and attend this event, the organizer will assist related Indigenous tourism operators abroad to apply for personal sponsorship. Please fill in the form below if you have relevant needs, our staff will contact you later. https://www.surveycake.com/s/D0ngY