After the pandemic, visitors are determined to have more experiences and trips, and to be included in the list of favorite destinations, Taiwan has made it a point to give away money to travelers who visit it.
CNN reported that tourists traveling to Taiwan will receive $165 for spending their vacation therein addition to the fact that cash rewards will be offered to tourist groups so that they decide to visit the island.
The initiative comes from the Prime Minister of Taiwan, Chen Chien-jen, who announced that his government has proposed to attract 6 million tourists in 2023, increasing the figure for 2024, so that by 2025, the country manages to gain 10 million visitors.
The task is far from easy, but in its bid to win over tourists to major international destinations, Taiwan will motivate strollers with grants of NT$5,000 (US$165) for 500,000 individual tourists and up to NT$20,000 (US$658) to 90,000 tour groups.
Wang Kuo-tsai, Minister of Transport for the Asian destination, explained that the subsidies will be delivered digitally and tourists will be able to spend them on their visit to Taiwanfor accommodation and transportation, if they so decide, although they did not specify the start date of the program.
The minister stressed that with this initiative they intend to be more attractive and convincing with the tourists who usually vacation in Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Macaoas well as attract a greater number of visitors from Europe and America.
Taiwan lifted its entry restrictions due to Covid in October 2022 and in that year attracted some 900,000 visitors, which contrasts with the figures for 2019, when it received the record number of 11.8 million international touristsmore than 7% than the previous year.
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