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Taiwan's tourism revenue fell in 2015 despite higher arrivals: DGBAS

2016/07/06 22:16:42

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Taipei, July 6 (CNA) The number of foreign arrivals to Taiwan increased last year by 5.3 percent to 10.44 million but visitor spending decreased by an annual 1.6 percent to US$14.39 billion, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Wednesday.

The average length of stay for each visitor to Taiwan in 2015 was 6.63 nights, a decrease of 0.02 nights from the previous year, the DGBAS data showed.

The average daily spending by each visitor was US$208, representing a decrease of 6.3 percent from 2014, the DGBAS said.

Daily spending by visitors from Japan and China averaged US$228 per person, a drop of 6.5 percent and 6 percent, respectively, from the previous year, the DGBAS said. Average daily spending by visitors from the United States fell 22.7 percent to US$164 per person, according to the data.

A breakdown of the data showed that 34.7 percent of the total spending was on shopping, 32.2 percent in hotels, and 15.8 percent on food and beverage outside of hotels, the DGBAS said.

(By Chen Cheng-wei and Romulo Huang)
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