TAIPEI (Taiwan Information) — Taiwan is trying to appeal to 700,000 vacationers this 12 months and hopes to revive customer numbers to the pre-pandemic stage of about 10 million by 2024.
On Thursday (Oct. 13), Taiwan opened its borders to worldwide vacationers and ended its strict quarantine restrictions, two and a half years because it imposed a ban on arrivals from all international locations because of the pandemic. The identical day, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) mentioned that it will search to attract vacationers from Japan, South Korea, Europe, North America, and nations included in Taiwan’s Southbound Coverage, reported CNA.
It set a aim of attractive 700,000 vacationers to come back to Taiwan for the rest of the 12 months. The ministry additionally estimates that Taiwan is not going to return to the pre-pandemic stage of 10 million guests per 12 months till 2024.
In its report offered on the Cupboard assembly titled, “Related preparations after the opening of the border,” MOTC mentioned that it’s actively selling multi-theme tourism comparable to pattern journey itineraries that embody excursions involving ecology, tradition, bicycles, and railways. It’s going to additionally help within the gradual resumption of air and cruise routes to offer multi-themed tourism experiences to vacationers.
The ministry identified that it’s organizing the coaching of journey guides and tour leaders on epidemic prevention tips. It’s estimated that greater than 15,000 individuals have obtained on-line and offline coaching.
It has additionally guided the lodge trade to enhance the standard of tourism and subsidize quarantine resorts to return to regular operations. On the identical time, it has guided the lodge trade in enhancing the standard of service and strengthened recruitment and personnel coaching for tour companies.
As for the home tourism market, the ministry mentioned that it’ll proceed to supply particular person and group journey subsidies till Dec. 15.