By: Jocylin FC, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
As the Red supply chain rises, the fierce competition between Taiwan and China
not only affects the technology industry, it also affects tourism in Taiwan. As more major Chinese cities are holding electronic fairs, the number of business travelers declines severely overtime.
Since 2008, the proportion of business travelers falls from more than 20% to less than 7.7% in 2016, according to the Tourism Bureau. A manager from certain hotel told the press that there were fewer people at Computex Taipei because CES held their first exhibition in Shanghai a week before Computex Taipei. President of Taiwan Convention and Exhibition Association, Jason Yeh said that business travelers’ consuming capacity is much stronger than average tourists. The reduction in business travelers threatens the future of tourism and tradeshows in Taiwan. Regent Taipei’s chairman Pam Sy-lian pointed out that in comparison, business travelers’ spending power is five times the spending power of the average tourists. Therefore, the government should also value the quality of tourism and promote the more productive business tourism market. [FULL STORY]