Editorial: Put safety first if you want tourism to last

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/02/16
By: Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Over the past few years, Taiwan has been successful in drawing ever-growing numbers of tourists from across the world, again surpassing 10 million in 2016. Visitors have at their disposal a wide range of modern transportation options, from domestic flights to the high-speed rail system as well as various rail services and regular long-distance buses.

However, tour buses chartered by travel agencies have become “the sick man” of Taiwanese tourism.

Only last year, a troubled driver went as far as starting a fire on board his bus, which eventually led to a crash and to the death of 26 people, most of them tourists from China.    [FULL  STORY]

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