Visitor arrivals to Taiwan down 5% in Sep-2019, resident departures up 6%

    Taiwan Tourism Bureau reported (25-Oct-2019) visitor arrivals to Taiwan for Sep-2019. Details include:

    • Visitor arrivals: 794,415, -5.0% year-on-year;
      • Asia: 704,612, -6.5%;
        • Mainland China: 116,037, -46.8%;
        • Japan: 190,356, +16.7%;
        • Hong Kong and Macau: 118,025, -2.4%;
        • South Korea: 95,639, +23.5%;
        • Vietnam: 32,894, -14.5%;
        • Malaysia: 34,667, -8.3%;
        • Philippines: 32,786, +40.6%;
        • Thailand: 22,973, +28.9%;
        • Singapore: 31,340, +13.8%;
      • Americas: 49,565, +7.9%;
        • US: 39,126, +7.2%;
      • Europe: 29,100, +6.9%;
        • UK: 5524, +9.8%;
      • Oceania: 9786, +11.2%;
        • Australia: 8088, +9.6%;
      • Africa: 1146, +1.9%;
    • Departures: 1.4 million, +6.1%.