By: Miao Chung-han and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, May 4 (CNA) Chinese tourist arrivals to Taiwan dropped 50.2 percent in the
first four months of the year to 610,524, compared with the same period last year, according to statistics released Thursday by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC).
Of the 610,524 arrivals, 267,447 were in tour groups, a decline of 61 percent year-on-year, the MAC said, citing National Immigration Agency data.
Meanwhile, the number of independent Chinese tourists to Taiwan fell 36.3 percent year-on-year to 343,077, the data showed. [FULL STORY]