EU visa waiver boosts Taiwan tourism
“This initiative will see more locals traveling to the EU, creating greater interest in Taiwan as a destination for European tourists,” the bureau said. “We look forward to welcoming more visitors from the EU to these shores.”
Bureau statistics indicate that Taiwanese visitors to the U.K. increased 30 percent after the country was granted visa-free entry in March 2009. Taiwan’s travel industry representatives said they expect outbound European travel numbers to follow suit.
“Visa-free entry will see a large increase in Taiwanese traveling to Europe,” said Yao Ta-kuang, chairman of the ROC Travel Agent Association. “The biggest change will be in the number of individuals departing for the continent.”
The visa exemption will simplify application processes and save money for Taiwanese during their trips to top destinations such as France, Germany and Italy, said Lin Cheng-ye, vice general manager of Lion Travel Service.
ROC nationals can now visit 35 European countries for up to 90 days without a visa. The program covers the Schengen area—22 EU member states and non-EU members Iceland, Norway and Switzerland—as well as non-Schengen EU members Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania. The exemption also applies to Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican.
Effective Jan. 1, Croatia also extended visa-free privileges to ROC nationals allowing them to visit the former Yugoslav republic for up to 90 days.
Taiwan Today, Government Information Office, Republic of China (Taiwan), 11.01.2011
Die Presseabteilung der Taipeh Vertretung mit Sitz in Berlin bietet folgende Dienstleistungen an: Erläuterung der Politik und der Entwicklung der Republik China (Taiwan), Verbreitung von Stellungnahmen und Pressemitteilungen von taiwanischer Seite sowie Beantwortung von Fragen über das Land;
Angebot von Informationsmaterial über Taiwan in deutscher, englischer, und chinesischer Sprache (Broschüren, Filme, Videos, DVDs, Diafilme, CDs);
Anlaufstelle für deutsche Medienvertreter, Angebot von Informationsreisen nach Taiwan für deutsche Journalisten;
Organisation von Veranstaltungen mit dem Ziel, Kontakte zwischen Deutschland und Taiwan zu vertiefen (Vorträge, Seminare, Ausstellungen, Filmfestivals etc.);
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