Taiwan prepares visa waivers for India and 5 other countries

Arrivals in Taiwan from New Southbound Policy countries up by 42 %

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/03/15
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is preparing visa waivers for tourists from India,

(By Central News Agency)

Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar within the next three years, the government said Wednesday.

The administration of President Tsai Ing-wen has made closer economic, cultural and tourism ties with countries in Southeast and South Asia a priority.

Tourist arrivals from 18 countries targeted by the “New Southbound Policy” were up by 42.8 percent in January compared to the same month last year, the government said Wednesday.

In January, 68,000 citizens of those countries arrived in Taiwan for tourism, in the largest rise of this kind in four years, according to statistics from the Tourism Bureau released by the Executive Yuan’s economic and trade negotiation office Wednesday. The office said that if economic development in India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar kept roaring ahead, Taiwan’s tourism sector would benefit as visa waivers were introduced over the next three years.   [FULL  STORY]

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