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Taiwan Tourism Bureau reaches new visitor milestone

Taiwan Tourism Bureau reaches new visitor milestone

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau has welcomed the country’s nine millionth foreign visitor this week.

Lo Tak Pui from Hong Kong was welcomed at the arrivals gate and showered with £10,000 worth of gifts, including a return round trip to Taiwan, as well as hotel accommodation, consumer electronics and local souvenirs.

This marks the first occasion that Taiwan has had more than nine million visitors in a single year, eclipsing the eight million milestone that was first achieved in 2013.

With December being a popular month for travel to Taiwan, the Tourism Bureau predicts the final figure for 2014 will be in the region of 9.8 million foreign visitors.

Taiwan has now set a target of attracting 10 million international visitors in 2015 and the Tourism Bureau is focused on providing a more convenient travel environment for all foreign travellers, including an establishment of more free Wi-Fi hotspots as well as multi-language travel services.


The UK has seen a particularly large increase in the number of tourists to Taiwan in 2014, with January – October seeing a 15 per cent rise compared to 2013.

October was an extremely popular month, with 6,568 UK visitors, a massive 64 per cent increase on the previous year.