By: Liu Te-chang and Elizabeth Hsu
Bangkok, Jan. 30 (CNA) Taiwan has surpassed Hong Kong to become the second
favorite overseas travel destination searched for by Thai travelers, thanks to the introduction of a 30-day visa waiver program for Thailand, according to the latest data on Skyscanner, a global travel search site.
The Skyscanner data on search popularity indicates that Japan is the number one overseas travel destination searched for by Thais, followed by Taiwan.
Thai travelers believe that Taiwan has a wider range of tourist resources than Hong Kong, Skyscanner said, noting that Thai nationals are interested in visiting Taiwan as long as the visa waiver program remains in place and available flights are convenient.
Skyscanner also said that Thai travelers who have visited Taiwan regard the island as a good destination for shopping and list spicy fondu and sweet deserts as their favorite foods. However, they also said that local tourist spots need more signs in English, the travel search operator added. [FULL STORY]