Taiwan Hotels Earning More Revenue From Mainland Visitors

TAIPEI, July 17 (Bernama) -- Nearly 40 percent of hotels in Taiwan said mainland tourists have generated more than 20 percent of their total revenue, a survey has found.

The survey by global online hotel service was conducted among more than 3,000 mainland tourists and 3,000 hotel operators worldwide, Xinhua news agency reported.

About 97 million mainlanders travelled overseas in 2013 -- 14 million more than in 2012.

With the growing number of mainland travellers, 41.5 percent of people in Taiwan's hotel industry anticipated that mainland tourists will grow by 11 percent to 25 percent in three years.

According to Taiwan authorities, the number of individual mainland visitors surpassed 500,000 in the first half of 2014 and is expected to exceed one million by the end of the year.

More than 60 percent surveyed mainlanders prefer individual travelling with Taiwan being their ninth favourite destination.


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