Taiwan, Japan aim for 7 mil. 2-way tourist exchanges in 2019

Kyodo News
Date: June 2, 2018

An annual Taiwan-Japan tourism forum opened in the central Taiwan city of Taichung on

(Tourists watch cherry blossoms in full bloom, Mt. Fuji, and a five-story pagodan Yamanashi Prefecture on April 6)

Friday, with both sides agreeing to bring forward the goal of 7 million two-way tourist exchanges by one year to 2019.

Commenting on the target figure, Yeh Chu-lan, head of the Taiwan Visitors Association, said, “We’re almost there, only one small step away.”

According to government data, more than 6.5 million people traveled between Taiwan and Japan in 2017, up from just under 6.2 million the previous year.

Of that figure, the number of Taiwanese visitors to Japan exceeded 4.6 million, an increase of more than 320,000 from the previous year.    [FULL  STORY]

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