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  1. News - China - TOURISM

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

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

    ... tourists to Hong Kong, a tourism official said yesterday. But to ensure that mainland tourists have enjoyable visits, the island's Tourism Bureau has revised a set of regulations aimed ... tourism areas in the city but Taiwan is looking to take advantage of the huge market from across the strait. Since Taiwan opened up to mainland tourists in 2008, more than 95 per cent ...

  2. Island taps tourism potential

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... tourism market. Not so long ago, Taiwan was often referred to in travel publications as 'Asia's best-kept secret'. The situation is changing fast. In the past three years, tourism arrivals have increased 58 per cent. Last year, the number of visitors reached more than 6 million for the first time. New tourism facilities are springing up all across the island. The changing ...

  3. Tourism conquers the great divide

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com National Day also marks the split between the mainland and Taiwan, but 62 years later the divide between Beijing and Taipei is shrinking thanks to tourists and students. Setting the scene for improved cross ...

  4. Tourism industry looks forward to solo visitors

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan's tourism industry has reacted positively to the planned opening of the island to visits by individual mainland tourist from ... a slice of the lucrative market. Tourism operators in Kaohsiung are ready to offer hotel room discounts of up to 50 per cent for individual mainland tourists, and the city government said it had ...

  5. News - China - TOURISM

    Taiwan to tackle resentment caused by influx of mainland tourists

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

    ... 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 ... and it is now the island's largest source of trade and tourism revenue. Since July 2008, more than 4.83 million mainland tourists have visited Taiwan, spending more than NT$243.3 billion (HK$63.5 ...

  6. HK tourism industry undeterred by Taiwan's upgrade

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Dennis Eng Hong Kong's tourism industry representatives put on a brave face yesterday, saying the city could remain a prime destination for mainland ... committee, said he did not believe Hong Kong's tourism would suffer as a result of the moves. 'Detailed documentation is required for mainlanders travelling to Taiwan, making it restrictive ...

  7. Mainland missing Taiwan tourism talks

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Cynthia Wan

    ... The report said the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office would not send any representatives to the meetings, but the China National Tourism Administration hoped civilian organisations from both ... it as a tourism destination. Until then mainland residents could not apply to visit Taiwan for a holiday. Taiwan has promised to allow up to 1,000 mainland tourists a day to visit the island once ...

  8. Ancient arts' renaissance

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com The director of Taiwan's National Palace Museum is every bit an art expert and connoisseur, but it is her managerial skills that have caught the attention of her mainland counterparts, as they try to e ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Letters to the Editor, November 1, 2012

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... the world. According to the Hong Kong Tourism Board, a record 42 million visitors flocked to the city in 2011. However, this large number of people coming here presents some serious problems. ...

  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan restaurant serves leftovers to mainland tour groups

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

    ... and caters to more than 10,000 tourists a month, Shanghai Daily said. Kaohsiung Tourism Association president Huang Chin-hsiang admitted the incident would impact the reputation of Taiwan’s tourism ... for Tourism Exchange Across the Taiwan Straits. Half of those mainland visitors were in tourist groups.   ...




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