Tourism Bureau offers incentives

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 13, 2017
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter

The Tourism Bureau yesterday rolled out new incentives to attract tourists from nations

Tourism Bureau Director-General Chou Yung-hui, left, and Bureau of Consular Affairs Director-General Agnes Chen yesterday shake hands at a news conference after announcing that Taiwan will expand visa privileges for visitors from several Southeast Asian and South Asian countries. Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

targeted by the government’s “new southbound policy,” after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs further relaxed visa requirements for people from some Asia and Southeast Asia nations.

Bureau of Consular Affairs Director Deneral Agnes Chen (陳華玉) said that since August last year the ministry has waived visas for Thais and Bruneians.

Although the program is a trial, Chen said that it has already contributed to significant growth in visitor numbers from both countries.

The ministry has extended the visa-waiver program for both for another year, Chen said, adding that the program is to expire on July 31 next year.    [FULL  STORY]

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