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Taiwan to allow individual travel from Chinese mainland in 2011

09-14-2010 14:09 BJT Special Report:Approaches to Taiwan |

Taiwan plans to allow individual tourists form Chinese mainland to travel to the region — possibly on February 17, 2011, the time of the annual Lantern Festival.

A senior official from the local government said that individual travel will be permitted in August 2011 at latest. Taiwan will first launch individual travel on a trial basis in selected mainland cities.

The annual number of mainland visitors to Taiwan is expected to reach three million in next three years and to continue rising.

According to Taiwan's tourism department, the average age of mainland tourists is 52.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: China Hospitality

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