Taiwan and the mainland will discuss plans to increase the current number of charter flights and open new routes to accommodate the increased tourism exchanges between the two sides. This according to Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Chairman Chiang Pin-kung.
Officials of the SEF and its Chinese counterpart, Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) , will address the two issues in their upcoming third round of talks scheduled for later this month or early May in China. The SEF and ARATS are quasi-official intermediary bodies that handle exchanges between the two sides.
Taiwan News reported that in an effort to further promote tourism exchanges between Taiwan and Shandong Province, representatives from the Taipei-based Travel Quality Assurance Association, along with 10 city and county tourism associations and six tour agencies, signed a cooperation accord with Shandong tourism representatives from 10 cities and six travel agencies in Shandong.