The Far Eastern island of Taiwan is on track to reach its target of attracting ten million international visitors by 2016, following the arrival of the seven millionth visitor in December 2012.
Lim Swee Chin from Malaysia was welcomed by Taiwanese officials upon her arrival to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on December 18th 2012 and was given gifts including free business class return-flights to the country, as well as complimentary accommodation, transport and gifts from Taiwan’s top ten tourist towns.
Lim was travelling with her family on a sightseeing tour of the country which included visits to Sun Moon Lake, Alishan, Jiufen and the capital Taipei.
Taiwan’s target of attracting ten million visitors by 2016 demonstrates its commitment to tourism, with tourist infrastructure being upgraded and improved to meet the demand.
A new £1 billion terminal at Taipei international airport will begin construction in early 2014, with the terminal looking to increase airport capacity to 43 million people upon completion.