The Mainland and Taiwan are set to swap tourism offices by the end of the year in yet another sign of warming ties between the former rivals.
Representatives from the Taiwan Strait Tourism Association and the Cross-Straits Tourism Exchange Association will meet in Hong Kong soon to finalize the matter.
This follows previous negotiations between the two semi-official bodies in July.
Fan Guishan, vice secretary-general of Cross-Straits Tourism Exchange Association, will be the Mainland’s first representative to be stationed in Taipei while Taiwan’s envoy to Beijing has not yet been named.
AFP reported more than 360,000 Chinese nationals have visited Taiwan since July 2008, when President Ma Ying-jeou (seen here) and his Beijing-friendly government trebled the daily quota on Chinese visitors to 3,000.
Ties between Taiwan and the Mainland have improved dramatically since Ma took office last year.