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Domestic hotel prices NT$200-400 cheaper due to fewer Chinese tourists: TQAA

Domestic hotel prices NT$200-400 cheaper due to fewer Chinese tourists: TQAA

Domestic hotel prices to be NT$200-400 cheaper

The Travel Quality Assurance Association (TQAA) said Tuesday that the average price for domestic travel is expected to fall slightly compared to that of last year due to lower demand for hotels and tour buses as a result of fewer Chinese tourists coming to visit Taiwan, with the average hotel price being expected to fall an average of NT$200 to NT$400.

The falling number of Chinese tourists visiting Taiwan has been a source of complaints by domestic hotel and tour bus industries in recent months as their businesses were seriously affected. While announcing reasonable tour prices for the fourth quarter of this year in a press conference, the TQAA said domestic travel is expected to incur less expense as hotels and tour buses, which have been badly hit by fewer Chinese tourists coming to Taiwan, are lowering their rates.

Wu Pi-lian, a member of TQAA’s domestic travel committee, said that due to the dwindling number of Chinese tourists coming to Taiwan, domestic travelers can enjoy lower hotel prices at an average of NT$200 to NT$400 cheaper. However, Wu said domestic hotel prices will rise 20 percent to 40 percent for the National Day long holiday, urging people to book hotels earlier for this period.

According to Tourism Bureau statistics, the number of Chinese tourists visiting Taiwan in July dropped 15 percent year over year. But the tourism industry estimated that Taiwan might lose 50 percent of Chinese tourists on a yearly basis year over year, estimating the total number of Chinese tourists coming to Taiwan this year at between 2 million to 3 million.


Updated : 2021-04-18 14:22 GMT+08:00