The number of mainland tourists visiting Taiwan rose by almost half last year, and during national holidays they often pack out second-tier hotels in Taipei. Photo: Felix Wong The number of mainland tourists visiting Taiwan rose by almost half last year, and during national holidays they often pack out second-tier hotels in Taipei. Photo: Felix Wong
The number of mainland tourists visiting Taiwan rose by almost half last year, and during national holidays they often pack out second-tier hotels in Taipei. Photo: Felix Wong

Mainland Chinese travel boom is a mixed blessing for Taiwan

In the first of a two-part series, we examine how the island is cashing in on the rise in travellers from across the strait, but locals are grumbling

The number of mainland tourists visiting Taiwan rose by almost half last year, and during national holidays they often pack out second-tier hotels in Taipei. Photo: Felix Wong The number of mainland tourists visiting Taiwan rose by almost half last year, and during national holidays they often pack out second-tier hotels in Taipei. Photo: Felix Wong
The number of mainland tourists visiting Taiwan rose by almost half last year, and during national holidays they often pack out second-tier hotels in Taipei. Photo: Felix Wong
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