Mainland China has suspended applications for individual travel of 47 pilot cities to Taiwan since August 1, which means that mainland tourists to Taiwan will be greatly reduced. The latest report also refers to the fact that the Lufang side will be restricted to Taiwan group passengers in September. At present, several provinces have met to discuss relevant measures.
The “Fuji Evening News” of Japan’s “Sankei Shimbun” reported that the mainland’s suspension of free travel to Taiwan is a good opportunity for Japanese people to travel to Taiwan. It is estimated that there will be about 240,000 Japanese tourists to Taiwan during the summer vacation this year, compared with the previous year. It increased by 8.3% over the same period.
The report said that the Chinese mainland government completely stopped residents’ personal travel applications to Taiwan on the 1st, exerting strong pressure on the Democratic Party’s president Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election campaign in January next year. However, for Japanese people who have not yet decided on a summer vacation destination, this measure may be good news.
The report pointed out that in the first half of this year, there were about 630,000 free travellers to the mainland. If the mainland’s visitor to Taiwan returns to zero, it will damage Taiwan’s economy, but on the other hand, it will bring hotel vacancies, and prices will fall. Tourist attractions are no longer crowded. Although mainlanders are not coming now, Taiwan’s friendly and popular Taiwanese travel is coming.
JTB: Taiwan is the fourth largest destination for Japanese travelers
According to reports, Taiwan has recently become a popular tourist destination in Japan. According to statistics from the Japan Government Tourist Office, there were approximately 1.42 million Japanese tourists to Taiwan in 2013, and increased to approximately 1.9 million in 2017, which is related to the mainland and South Korea. The downward trend of passengers is reversed.
The report quoted JTB’s “Summer Vacation Trend”, one of the largest travel agencies in Japan. During the summer vacation from July 15 to August 31 this year, the number of Japanese tourists to Taiwan will reach 240,000, an increase of 8.3% over the same period of the previous year.
JTB’s “Where do you want to go this summer?” The survey results also show that Taiwan is the fourth largest destination for Japanese travelers after Hawaii, Northern Europe and Switzerland, including about 4 hours of flight time, 2 to 3 days. Short-term travel, safety of women traveling together, etc. The company’s public relations department revealed that many younger generations have chosen to go to Taiwan with their mothers, and the number of transits through Taiwan has also increased, and Taiwan’s pearl milk tea and other food culture have been introduced to Japan.