Interest in visiting NE Asia remains high despite regional tensions

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/09/06
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, Sept. 6 (CNA) Taiwanese tourists remain interested in visiting Northeast Asia

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despite escalating tensions in the region following the latest nuclear test by North Korea on Sept. 3, local travel agents said Wednesday.

“No negative impact has been reported at all on travel to Japan and South Korea,” said Sindy Lin (林怡君), an analyst for Northeast Asian tourism at the Travel Quality Assurance Association.

Taiwanese tourists seem to be used to threats from North Korea and tend to ignore them when making travel decisions, Lin said.

In fact, thanks to more flight options, travel to Japan is set to rise in the coming few months compared with the same period last year, she said.    [FULL  STORY]

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