Visitor arrivals to Taiwan up 3% to 11m in 2018, arrivals from China down 1%

    Taiwan Tourism Bureau reported (31-Jan-2019) visitor arrivals to Taiwan for Dec-2018 and the full year 2018. Details include:

    • Dec-2018:
      • Visitor arrivals: 1.1 million, +1.2% year-on-year;
        • Asia: 998,968, -0.1%;
          • Mainland China: 232,202, -6.4%;
          • Japan: 200,098, +6.7%;
          • Hong Kong and Macau: 167,991, -5.1%;
          • South Korea: 109,266, -3.9%;
          • Malaysia: 72,463, -0.9%;
          • Singapore: 66,047, -6.0%;
          • Philippines: 40,302, +22.3%;
          • Indonesia: 19,810, +11.1%;
        • America: 76,655, +8.5%;
          • US: 61,918, +9.1%;
        • Europe: 29,398, +14.8%;
          • UK: 5996, +14.9%;
        • Oceania: 18,770, +23.4%;
          • Australia: 15,849, +21.0%;
        • Africa: 1168, +15.9%;
      • Departures: 1.3 million, +8.4%;
    • 12 months ended Dec-2018:
      • Visitor arrivals: 11.1 million, +3.1% year-on-year;
        • Asia: 9.8 million, +2.7%;
          • Mainland China: 2.7 million, -1.4%;
          • Japan: 2.0 million, +3.7%;
          • Hong Kong and Macau: 1.7 million, -2.3%;
          • South Korea: 1.0 million, -3.3%;
          • Malaysia: 526,129, -0.4%;
          • Singapore: 427,222, +0.4%;
          • Philippines: 419,105, +44.1%;
          • Indonesia: 210,985, +11.3%;
        • America: 732,478, +4.3%;
          • US: 580,072, +3.3%;
        • Europe: 350,094, +6.1%;
          • UK: 71,030, +9.5%;
        • Oceania: 121,697, +12.3%;
          • Australia: 102,541, +12.8%;
        • Africa: 12,037, +3.0%;
      • Departures: 16.6 million, +6.3%.