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Diversifying Away from Chinese Visitors

New Sources Driving Taiwan’s Tourism Growth

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New Sources Driving Taiwan’s Tourism Growth

Source:The Elephant Trunk Rock, photo by Kuo-Tai Liu

The fate of Taiwan’s tourism sector has been closely tied to the ebb and flow of Chinese visitors. But a closer look at visitor numbers reveals that future growth in Taiwan will likely come from other sources.

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New Sources Driving Taiwan’s Tourism Growth

By Andy Lin
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Euromonitor recently came out with its ranking of the Top 100 City Destinations in the world in 2018, based on data from 2017. Hong Kong led all cities with nearly 28 million visitors last year (read: Why Hong Kong Is Smitten with Taiwan), while Taipei was ranked 10th in Asia and 17th overall. (Read: These Cities Attracted the Most Tourists in 2018)

CommonWealth Magazine took the report a step further by analyzing Tourism Bureau statistics, and discovered that visitors from Southeast Asia have become the main driver of visitor arrival growth in Taiwan. (Read: Can Taiwan Become A Tourism Powerhouse?)

The numbers suggest that if Taipei hopes to become an even more international city, it will have to continue finding ways to appeal to the Southeast Asian market. (Read: The Battle for Tourists in Asia is On

Translated by Luke Sabatier
Edited by Tomas Lin

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