KMT presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu aims for 20 million tourists a year
Radio Taiwan International
Date: 22 October, 2019
By: Natalie Tso
Han Kuo-yu (center) in Chiayi on Monday (CNA photo)
KMT presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu is saying he will bring in 20 million tourists a year by 2028. He said that if he is elected president, he will set up a Department of Tourism. He made the announcement during his national listening tour which he began last week after announcing a 3-month leave from his Kaohsiung mayoral duties to campaign for president.
His campaign manager Simon Chang said that the plan to establish a Department of Tourism is to put tourism affairs on a higher level in the central government. Some of Han’s plans including establishing 10 flagship destinations including 10 special townships and 100 leisure farms. The goal is also to raise tourism revenues from the current 4.4% of GDP to 8%. [FULL STORY]