Airlines, hotels benefit from foreign visitor growth

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/12/19
By: Chen Wei-ting and Kay Liu

Taipei, Dec. 19 (CNA) Airlines and hotels are two sectors in Taiwan that

The Taipei Marriott Hotel.

The Taipei Marriott Hotel.

have expanded with the growth of foreign visitors, the number of which is set to reach over 10 million this year.

The annual number of foreign visitors to Taiwan has grown from over 3 million between 2005 and 2008 to 9.91 million last year, according to statistics of the Tourism Bureau.

On Friday, the bureau forecast that Taiwan is expected to welcome its 10 millionth visitor for the year Sunday morning.

Dick Lin (林明月), chief financial officer of the FIH Regent Group, said Taiwan’s registering of the year’s 10 millionth visitor is good news for the hotel industry, which will see growing business as a result.     [FULL  STORY]

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