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Mainland visitors bring business to Taiwan

Source: | 01-28-2009 12:07

Special Report:   2009 Spring Festival

This year's Spring Festival is the first since Taiwan began receiving regular direct flights from the mainland. On Monday, the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Taiwan welcomed 3,000 people. That's a record high for a single day. The travel industry in Taiwan is predicting that travellers from the mainland will bring 800 million yuan in revenue to the island during the holiday season.

Many mainland residents visit Taiwan to experience the special festival atmosphere on the island.

mainland visitor, said, "Taiwan has a special festival style. The atmosphere is even stronger. I want to see what the difference is..."

Many mainland visitors come to the island ready to shop. Most of the tourists are interested in special, local products.

mainland visitor, said, "I want to go shopping. I'm especially interested in night markets."

mainland visitor, said, "Taiwan's high mountain tea is very good. It also produces many kinds of fruits."

Statistics from Taiwan's travel industry show that between January 24th and February 1st... some five hundred and fifty mainland tour groups comprising some ten thousand people... will visit Taiwan. It's estimated that each traveller will spend at least eight thousand yuan during the trip. That means the festival period will bring about 800 million yuan worth of new revenue to Taiwan's travel sector.


Editor:Du Xiaodan