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Chinese tour groups visiting Taiwan drop 50 percent YOY since Tsai took office

Chiu said that the statistics indicate a falling trend regarding overall Chinese visitors to Taiwan.

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A MAC official said in the period from May 20 to Dec 6, 2016, the numbers of Chinese tour group members entering Taiwan dropped 51.1 percent  YOY. (so...

A MAC official said in the period from May 20 to Dec 6, 2016, the numbers of Chinese tour group members entering Taiwan dropped 51.1 percent YOY. (so...

Mainland Affairs Council Deputy Minister Chiu Chui-cheng said on Thursday that in the period from May 20 to Dec 6, 2016, the numbers of Chinese tour group members and individual tourists entering Taiwan dropped 51.1 percent and 12 percent, respectively, compared to the same period last year.

Chiu said the numbers were based on National Immigration Agency statistics.

According to the statistics, in November alone, the numbers of Chinese tour group members and individual visitors to Taiwan fell 59.1 percent and 39.1 percent, respectively, from a year earlier, he said.

In addition, according to the same statistics, in the period from Jan 1 to Dec 6, 2016, numbers of Chinese tour group members and individual visitors entering Taiwan fell 28.7 percent and 0.04 percent, respectively, from a year earlier, Chiu said.

He added that the statistics indicate a falling trend regarding overall visits of Chinese tourists to Taiwan.


Updated : 2021-08-02 14:55 GMT+08:00