By: Emerson Lim and Lilian Wu
Manila, Aug. 8 (CNA) An amendment to an aviation agreement between Taiwan and the Philippines is expected to dramatically increase flights and open up tourism between the two countries, Taiwan’s representative to the Philippines said Saturday.
Gary Song-Huann Lin (林松煥) told CNA the Philippines already made it easier last month for Taiwanese to travel there when it launched an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) — an entry permit that can be obtained online — and he said this new revision would further boost exchanges.
Under the agreement, the first revision of the aviation pact for the first time in a decade, the number of passenger seats between the two countries will increase from 4,800 a week at present to 20,000 per week this year. [FULL STORY]