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Taiwan greets 8 millionth foreign visitor for 2013

Taiwan greets 8 millionth foreign visitor for 2013

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) Taiwan showered gifts on its 8 millionth foreign visitor for the year Tuesday, as it scored an all-time record high for annual visitor numbers. Japanese Aya Omote, 32, was given NT$500,000 (US$16,650) worth of gifts that included round-trip air tickets between Taiwan and any other Asian country, hotel accommodation, amusement park tickets and numerous Taiwan souvenirs. Omote, who is visiting Taiwan to spend time with her husband, arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 1 p.m., bringing the annual foreign visitor number to a record 8 million on the last day of the year. Taiwan recorded 7.3 million foreign visitors in 2012 and had projected 7.7 million for 2013, a target that was attained on Dec. 21. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2020-11-30 19:59 GMT+08:00