Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce Orange County (TJCCOC) organized a symposium on how to plan personal and business trips that are worth every dollar at the Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Santa Ana on March 14, 2020. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the symposium was also broadcast online for people to watch at home, which demonstrated the TJCC's creativity in staging events while maintaining social distancing. The event was hosted by Danny Chen, President of the TJCCOC. The guest speaker was Eric Chang, CEO of Hummingbird Travel, who gave a presentation titled "Travel Points---Smart Traveling for Business and Leisure."
Eric shared his travel experiences to illustrate how to get the best hotel and flight deals on personal and business trips by using credit card rewards points. He also shared his thoughts on how to avoid suffering losses because of canceled or postponed flights in times of the coronavirus pandemic. "Travelers should figure out the most suitable plan for them, rather than chase after the cheapest plan," said Eric, who stressed that travelers must make the best itinerary for themselves based on their personal travel habits, spending patterns, and schedules. He intereacted with participants and answered lots of questions from on-site and online audiences. There were about 15 on-site and 30 online participants in total.
Chiang Yi-peng, Director of the Culture Center of TECO in Santa Ana, was invited to give opening remarks. He thanked the TJCCOC for organizing the talk for overseas compatriots and thoughtfully providing online access for them to watch the talk from home. He also encouraged overseas compatriots to apply for the Overseas Compatriot Card, which provides discounts in various stores and budget health checkup plans in various hospitals in Taiwan. The organizer also played a video entitled "Administrative Transparency Enhances Mutual Trust" to demonstrate how medical care, food safety, and government administration are transparent and trustworthy in Taiwan. All participants, on-site or online, gave recognition for the efforts and services provided by the TJCCOC and the Culture Center of TECO in Santa Ana.
Eric Chang delivering a spendid speech at the symposium organized by the TJCCOC.