Chinese to skip travel fair

‘NOT A SIGN’:Officials said the cancelation should not be considered a sign that cross-strait tourism was in decline, but resulted from disagreements during the preparations

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 26, 2017
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter

The Taiwan Visitors Association confirmed this week that Chinese tour operators will not attend this year’s Cross-Strait Taipei Travel Fair, which is scheduled to take place in October.

It would be the first time Chinese tour operators skip the fair since it opened in 2006.

The fair was for several years jointly organized by the Taiwan Visitors Association and the Association for Tourism Exchange Across the Taiwan Straits, two quasi-official agencies representing Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau and China’s National Tourism Administration.

It was held at the same time as the International Travel Fair (ITF), another annual event organized by the Taiwan Visitors Association. Both were held at the Taipei World Trade Center, but treated as separate fairs.    [FULL  STORY]

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