Celebrity actress Phoebe Yuan Ai Fei was on Saipan, Tinian and Rota on June 23-27, 2016, for her very first photo book shoot arranged by the Marianas Visitors Authority.
Through its Taiwan office, the MVA collaborated with Wonderful International production house on the shoot with the television actress, who has over 430,000 fans on Facebook. The anticipated 60,000 copies of the photo book will be published in late September, bringing an estimated ad exposure value of $300,000 for the Northern Mariana Islands.
“We appreciate the opportunity of shooting Phoebe’s photo book in the three amazing islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota,” said Yuan’s agent Viki Lin. “We will select the best of the photos among thousands of them taken, to be published in the upcoming photo book.”
The shoot was also covered by a professional team for video and online media exposure.
On Saipan, Yuan filmed aboard the Grand Mariana yacht and at Lao Lao Bay Golf Resort, Marpi, Ladder Beach, and Kilili Beach Park. On Tinian, locations were on the main road Broadway, in San Jose village, at the historic Japanese Communication Center, and at Tinian Blowhole. Sites on Rota included the historic Japanese Sugar Mill and Train, Rota Resort & Country Club, Rota Latte Stone Quarry and Rota Swimming Hole. The photo shoot also highlighted Liberation Day festivities, other historical sites, beautiful flame tree scenery, and significant beaches in the Northern Marianas.
“We were pleased to welcome Miss Yuan to the Northern Mariana Islands for this very special location shoot,” said MVA Marketing manager Bruce Bateman. “From what I hear, the outstanding pristine, natural environment of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota again ‘wowed’ the production team. They also really enjoyed the food and hospitality they experienced while here. This ‘star power’ coverage will help us get excellent exposure in Taiwan and mainland China.”
The group was accompanied by MVA’s Taiwan Country Manager, Milane Tsai, during their tour, which was also supported by Asiana Airlines, Best Sunshine Int’l, Hana Tour, and the Department of Public Lands.