Taiwan’s Tourism Chief Heads for China for Talks on Upgrading Service

As reported in the Taiwan News, Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau Director-General Janice Lai is currently in Beijing discussing issues regarding PRC tourists visiting Taiwan:

To the best of her understanding, Lai said, Chinese authorities and tour operators are most concerned with Taiwan’s maximum capacity to accommodate and whether the current number of cross-strait flights are enough to meet market demand… During her current visit, Lai said, she will meet with CSTA President Shao Qiwei, who concurrently serves as director of China’s National Tourism Administration, to exchange views on feasible measures to promote steady qualitative and quantitative growth in cross-strait travel.

On travel quality, Lai said her delegation will work with Chinese tourism administrators and tour operators on designing better travel packages to avoid overcrowding at major Taiwanese tourist spots, an issue that has been at the center of complaints by both local travelers and Chinese visitors.

To the best of her understanding, Lai said, Chinese authorities and tour operators are most concerned with Taiwan’s maximum capacity to accommodate Chinese tourists and whether the current number of cross-strait flights are enough to meet market demand… During her current visit, Lai said, she will meet with CSTA President Shao Qiwei, who concurrently serves as director of China’s National Tourism Administration, to exchange views on feasible measures to promote steady qualitative and quantitative growth in cross-strait travel.

PRC citizens have made over 660,000 trips to Taiwan since Taiwan relaxed restrictions in July 2008. Of those trips, over 373,000 were for tourism.

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