By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
A letter from a Chinese tourist has touched the heart of Chou Yung-hui, director-general of Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau.
Rave reviews from Chinese tourists about Taiwan’s beautiful landscapes and friendly people used to be abundant, but after a horrific tour bus fire in July last year that killed 24 Chinese tourists, such reviews have become a rare sight as the political relationship across the Taiwan Strait chilled. Twenty-one of the 24 Chinese visitors who died in the inferno were from Dalian, Liaoning Province.
However, the letter to the Tourism Bureau written by a Chinese visitor from Dalian in December of
last year is especially heartwarming to all people who have been working hard to promote tourism in Taiwan.
Chou said that he still felt very sorry mentioning the bus accident, adding that the government has taken measures to rectify problems related to the tour bus and tourism industries. He said on Saturday he was especially moved by the letter sent from the Chinese city that suffered the heaviest casualties caused by the accident. [FULL STORY]