Mainland Visitors to Taiwan Increase Over Lunar New Year

More than 10,000 visitors from the mainland have visited Taiwan during Chinese new year day:

Last year, there was an influx of visitors from the mainland, doubling the island’s hotel occupancy rates.

Taiwanese authorities have said that they expect more than 40,000 Chinese visitors during the nine-day holiday period and are expecting hotels to be filled to 80% capacity.

President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan made a concerted effort in 2008 to treble the average daily quota of Chinese tourists.

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