By: Tien Yu-pin and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) CTBC Bank, a subsidiary of CTBC Financial Holding Co., Ltd., has
upgraded thousands of its automatic teller machines (ATMs) around Taiwan to provide customers services in six different languages, including Thai and Vietnamese, the bank said Tuesday.
More than 5,500 CTBC Bank ATMs across the country now offer services in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese, the bank said, touting the upgrade as designed to appeal to the increasing number of foreign visitors to Taiwan.
According to Tourism Bureau statistics, the number of foreign visitors arriving in Taiwan passed 6 million last year, representing year-on-year growth of 13.15 percent.
Visitors from South Korea increased by 19.25 percent last year compared with the previous year, while those from Thailand rose 49.76 percent and from Vietnam 96.44 percent, the statistics show. [FULL STORY]