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2015/12/20 | Sid Weng
Taiwan Welcomes Ten Millionth Visitor and Becomes Ninth Most Visited Country in Asia
Taiwan's visitor expenditures grow annually and the island ranked number 24 in visitor expenditures in the world in 2014. This has attracted international hotel chains to invest up to NT$ 354.5 billion (approximately US$ 10.7 billion) in the local hotel industry from 2008 to 2016.
2015/12/01 | Yang
Will the Increase in Maximum of Chinese Tourists to Taiwan Affect Quality of Domestic Tourism? Legislator Says No
On November 30, the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) announced the new tourism policy at congress. Legislators questioned the Minster of Transportation and Communications, Chen Jian-Yu, that the ministry promised to regulate the total number of Chinese tourists, but recently it declared to adjust the maximum number of these tourists per day, which may have a major impact on the domestic tourism industry.
2015/11/29 | TNL 編輯
Too Many Tourists? Admission Fees for Kenting National Park will Increase Next Year
In order to sustain the environment and increase profits, Kenting National Park has decided to implement a new pricing system to help balance supply and demand. Admission fees will be charged at six attractions, including Mobitou Park and Guanshan, which were originally free, and ticket fares will also be adjusted at other places within the park.
2015/10/22 | Zou Chi
Chinese Tourists Only Bringing People and No Revenue to Taiwan?
Legislator Chen Ou-po says that the tourism industry has been overly dependent on Chinese tourists, but their average travel budget is only US$ 94. However, the average travel budget for Australian tourists is US$ 1,223, which means the expenses of one Australian tourist's equals to that of 13 Chinese tourists. Chen suggests that Taiwan should seek more tourists from other countries instead of relying on China.
2015/10/06 | Zou Chi
China to Slash 95% Chinese Tourists Visiting Taiwan before 2016 Presidential Election
Taipei Association of Travel Agents says that the Chinese government has informed the tourism bureaus in each city and province to decrease the amount of tourists to Taiwan from December 16 to January 15 next year. Not only will the amount of tourists be reduced by 95%, business tours to Taiwan will be fully stopped as well.
2015/10/04 | Anita Chow
Chinese Tourists Storm Tokyo and Taiwan During Golden Week
Weibo users title their posts with words like, "Shinjuku occupied! Akihabara occupied! Shibuya occupied! Ikebukuro occupied! Tokyo basically has been under our control!" Japan has even created a new word, bakubai, to describe Chinese tourist's crazy shopping spree.
2015/09/14 | Kenzo
Chinese Local Travel Agency Bans Taiwanese Tour Bus from Playing Anti-Communism Video
According to understanding, the letter was addressed with a harsh manner, saying the documentary has produced terribly negative impact and was severely criticized by the related authorities of Hebei. In the letter, they even stress the policy regarding banning any documentary that damages national image on Taiwanese tour buses and claim to strictly review any documentary and propaganda clips to be played on the tour buses, as well as the words of each local tour guide.
2015/09/14 | Alvin
Thai University Resolves to Educate Selfie-addicted Chinese Tourists
Chiang Mai University says, they not only just collect the entrance fee from visitors but also take the chance to introduce Thai cultures to them, such as posting Chinese slogans in the cafeteria asking them to clean up the tables after eating or requesting them to take off shoes when entering the temples.
2015/08/20 | Kenzo
Taiwan To Extend Limitation on Number of Chinese Tourists
The National Development Council thinks there are ways to strengthen exporting services. Tourism in Taiwan is a part of the service industry; therefore there is still room for improvement and will be the focus for the second half of the year.
2015/07/14 | Kenzo
Chinese Tourists Medical Debt Adds up to One Billion NT Dollars
Starting from October 1, Chinese visitors to Taiwan must possess certificate for both travel and health insurance that cover sudden illnesses, or else they will not be issued a Taiwan entry permit.