China’s Taiwan is piloting a preferential visa policy for
high-end tour groups from Vietnam as well as those from the Philippines,
Thailand, Indonesia and India with the aim of increasing tourist arrivals,
according to local press.
The policy was enforced from November 1 this year and will be valid until
December 31, 2016.
The policy requires that a group comprises of at least five tourists and their
tour is arranged by a travel agency designated by Taiwan or sponsored by a
After the trial duration, Taiwan will review outcomes to consider the extension
of the policy.
The incentive is expected to increase the number of arrivals to Taiwan from
these countries by 40 percent compared to the current figure.