Published on : Friday, July 14, 2017
Thanks to the increasing number of tourism exchanges between Taiwan and Japan, both cruise operators as well as airlines has witnessed a rising number of travellers passing between these two nations in the initial three months of this year as revealed by the statistics of Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC).
These routes were quite busy as compared with those between Taiwan and Hong Kong that had witnessed about 2.09 million passengers marking a decline by 6.8% from the same period in 2016.
The number of passengers between Taiwan and South Korea surpassed the 1 million mark for the very first time to touch 1.02 million marking a rise of nearly 33.1% year-on-year.
And, at the same time, with the rising popularity of cruise tourism, the number of cruise travellers travelling between Taiwan and Japan was about 148,000 up 41.2% year-on-year.
Out of the international cruise lines, the route between Keelung and Japan in the first three months bore witness to the highest number of passengers at 104,000 marking a rise of nearly 34% year-on-year that had been responsible for the 72% of the total.