Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau estimated that a total of about 40,000 Chinese tourists spent time in Taiwan during the nine-day holiday period. That’s more than three times the number for the same season last year.
One of Taiwan’s top tourist attractions, National Palace Museum in Taipei, welcomed more than 10,000 visitors on Monday. Among the visitors over half came from China.
Radio Taiwan International reports a key factor in boosting the numbers of Chinese visitors was the Taiwanese government’s decision in July 2008 to treble the average daily quota of Chinese tourists.