Taiwan aims to draw 700,000 foreign tourists

2023/10/14
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Taiwan aims to draw 700,000 foreign tourists by year's end

Taiwan hopes to restore tourism to pre-pandemic level of 10 million by 2024

By Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

2022/10/14 13:24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is looking to attract 700,000 tourists this year and hopes to restore visitor numbers to the pre-pandemic level of about 10 million by 2024.

On Thursday (Oct. 13), Taiwan opened its borders to international travelers and ended its strict quarantine restrictions, two and a half years since it imposed a ban on arrivals from all countries due to the pandemic. The same day, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said that it would seek to draw travelers from Japan, South Korea, Europe, North America, and nations included in Taiwan's Southbound Policy, reported CNA.

It set a goal of enticing 700,000 tourists to come to Taiwan for the remainder of the year. The ministry also estimates that Taiwan will not return to the pre-pandemic level of 10 million visitors per year until 2024.

 

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