Number of international tourists to grow by 7%

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Taipei Times
Date:  Nov 09, 2019
By: Jake Chung  /  Staff writer, with CNA

Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) yesterday forecast that

President Tsai Ing-wen, center, poses with Minister Without Portfolio Chang Ching-sen, left, Taiwan Visitors Association chairwoman Yeh Chu-lan, second left, Hakka Affairs Council Minister Lee Yung-te, second right, and Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung yesterday at the Taipei International Travel Fair at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

international tourists coming to Taiwan would grow by 7 percent this year.

Lin made the remarks at the four-day Taipei International Travel Fair, which began yesterday.

Lin said his ministry expected the total number of tourists visiting Taiwan to grow to 11.8 million by the end of next month, 7 percent more compared to last year.

The Tourism Bureau is to be upgraded to the Tourism Administration and plans to convene a nationwide tourism symposium at the end of the year.    [FULL  STORY]

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