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  1. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese travel boom is a mixed blessing for Taiwan

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... travel boom is a mixed blessing for Taiwan Taiwan's once-quiet travel industry is embracing a steady increase in tourist arrivals from the mainland, but faces new strains from the growing ... on the mainland put Taiwan on alert, and it stepped up screening of mainland arrivals at airports. "Of course, we have the hope that the number [of tourists] can be higher," said Lin Yen-mei, ...

  2. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Taipei to allow more mainland Chinese travellers

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... opened only to certain well-off mainland cities to discourage visa overstays on the relatively wealthy island. Mainland group tourists still outnumber independent ones. Arrivals totalled 2.58 ... dependent on local or other Asian tourists now see mainlanders. "The ones who come will introduce us to their friends," said Yan Ju-yu, a co-owner of the seven-room, aboriginal-themed ...

  3. News - China - TOURISM

    Taiwan to tackle resentment caused by influx of mainland tourists

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... council spokeswoman Wu Mei-hung said yesterday. Taiwan will soon increase its quota for mainland tourists travelling in groups to 5,000 from 4,000 a day, while the quota for individual tourists will double to 2,000 a day. Mainland tourists made some 2.6 million trips to Taiwan last year, up 45 per cent from 2011, says the Taipei-based Taiwan Strait Tourism Association. While they have ...

  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan restaurant serves leftovers to mainland tour groups

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 02:49pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao A restaurant in Taiwan may face a hefty fine from the government after it was found serving leftover food to mainland tourist groups, the Taipei-based United Daily News reported ... and warned tourists to be more aware of what they eat. Mainland broadcaster China Central Television aired a news segment on CCTV-4 on Wednesday with the headline “Taitung black-hearted restaurant ...

  5. News - China - TOURISM

    Taiwan to raise daily quota for mainland group tourists to 5,000

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com The island will allow 5,000 group tourists from across the strait to visit each day, up from 4,000 Taiwan to raise mainland quota for group visits Taiwan will increase the quota for mainland tourists allowed for group visits to the island from 4,000 to 5,000 a day from May, unconcerned by the problems caused by an influx of mainland ...

  6. Solo mainland tourists fall short of estimates

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com The first batch of about 290 individual mainland tourists allowed into Taiwan arrived on the island a year ago yesterday as part of a scheme designed to boost tourism. Original estimates said Taiwan would be able to reap an extra NT$9 billion (HK$2.3 billion) to NT$15 billion a year in tourist revenue if 500 to 1,000 mainland ...

  7. Taiwan opened to all mainland tourists amid warming ties

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Beijing is now allowing tourists from all parts of the mainland to visit Taiwan, in a move tipped to further boost the island's tourism industry amid warming cross-strait ties. Beginning yesterday, mainland tourists from four autonomous regions, including politically sensitive Tibet and Xinjiang, as well as Inner Mongolia and Ningxia, can join mainlanders ...

  8. Hong Kong must curb bad tour guides or we risk losing mainland visitors

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I wish to express my views on the tourist industry in Hong Kong. After signing the agreement permitting independent visits by mainland tourists to Hong Kong, both the number of tourists ... regulations to stop unscrupulous tour guides from fleecing tourists. You read reports of guides forcing mainland visitors to buy souvenirs they do not want, or electrical equipment that does not work, ...

  9. Taiwan under pressure over safety for tourists

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei With more mainland tourists set to visit Taiwan in the next few months, Taiwanese authorities have come under pressure to improve the safety of tourist facilities after Wednesday's train accident in which five people were killed. Five mainland tourists- two from Shangdong, two from Sichuan and one from Guangdong- died when carriages overturned after ...

  10. Visa rules relaxed for Taiwanese tourists

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah announced yesterday that Taiwanese passport holders with mainland travel permits would have their maximum stay extended from seven days to a month. Taiwanese ... those without the mainland permits need to apply for Hong Kong visas through travel agencies in Taiwan. The changes were announced yesterday after the second meeting between two high-level ...




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