An agreement between China’s Jiangsu province and five Taiwanese tourism associations will be signed during a workshop on tourism exchanges to be held in Taipei. The agreement will be aimed at improving the experience of tourists when visiting Taiwan and Jiangsu.
A group of tourists and officials is the first visiting Taiwan under an initiative proposed last year that Taiwan and Jiangsu each send 100,000 tourists to the other side in 2010.
Chen Jianping, director of the Changshu Tourism Bureau, said the purpose of the delegation’s visit to Taiwan was to gain an understanding of Taiwan’s tourism resources.
Very few tourists have traveled between Taiwan and Changshu, and Chen said it was time for both sides to start tourism exchanges.
Taiwan News reports Changshu is about the same distance from the Shanghai airport as the more popular Suzhou, according to Chen, and the city’s government has launched a campaign to get visitors to the 2010 Shanghai World Expo to make a side trip to the city.