Chinese tourist applications down 15-30%: Tourism Bureau

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-04-13
By: Central News Agency

Chinese tourist applications saw a 15 percent-30 percent 6747608decrease in the two-week period from March 23 to April 5, a Tourism Bureau official said Tuesday.

During the two-week period, applications for tourists traveling in groups decreased by some 30 percent, while independent traveler applications decreased about 15 percent, said Lin Kun-yuan, a division chief of the bureau.

The daily quota set for Chinese tourists traveling in groups to Taiwan is 5,000, and the same number applies to independent travelers.

The figures mean that roughly 7,750 applications for the 10,000 daily quota were made during the two-week period, a 22.5 percent decrease.     [FULL  STORY]

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