15 Apr '17, 9pm

#Taiwan sees more tourists as arrivals from #China drop

Taiwan's efforts to wean itself off dependence on mainland Chinese tourists appear to be paying off, as a rise in the number of tourists from elsewhere made up for a drop in those from China last year. Overall, the island saw a 2.4 per cent year-on-year growth in tourist arrivals to 10.7 million last year. As a result of greater promotion efforts, Taiwan last year welcomed more visitors from Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea, its top three tourist markets. In fact, according to the International Air Transport Association, the busiest international air route, based on last year's passenger numbers, is Hong Kong-Taipei. Taiwan also had more visitors from the United States, France, Britain, Australia and India. TOURIST NUMBERS LAST YEAR 2.4% Year-on-year growth in tourist arrivals last year. 10.7m Number of visitors to Taiwan last year. There was a greater flow of visitors fro...

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