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920,000 VISITORS IN APRIL, FIRST NUMBER RISE THIS YEAR|四月份92萬旅客來台 今年首度正成長

Good Morning Taiwan
2017-05-20
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Tourist number in April was up 2 % compared to last year, turning positive for the first time this year with the help of visitors from Hong Kong and Macau. The Tourism Bureau said it's planning charter flights from Hong Kong to Taitung for the summer season to attract more people to visit the east coast.


In this snack shop in Ximending there are a lot of visitors from Macau and Hong Kong. A trip to Taiwan is attractive to these visitors because it is close to home and they enjoy the snacks.

==HONG KONG VISITOR==
I remember once I went to Kenting and the aquarium was quite good. I really liked it.

==HONG KONG VISITOR==
We went to 101, those sort of places and Jiufen, Shifen etc.

The Tourism Bureau said that in April there were 920,000 visitors and for the first time there were slightly more than the same period last year. Hong Kong and Macau visitors grew 72 percent over the same period lsat year, second were those from southeast Asia, with visitors from Korea third. The TB said this was due to two long holidays in Hong Kong and Macau in April. They also noted that many visitors were visiting for the second time.

==YUAN KAI-CHIH Senior Executive Officer, Intl. Div. Tourism Bureau==
Our Hong Kong Office works closely with us here, sometimes with individual counties and cities' tourism departments' to hold promotional activities there, so that if they come to visit several times.

The TB said that visitors from Hong Kong and Macau are very familiar with Taiwan and enjoy the creative industry goods. They also enjoy the Hualien Taitung east coast scenic area. The TB is currently planning charter flights from Hong Kong to Taitung for the summer season.


TRANSLATED BY:CLARE LEAR

今年4月份來台旅客,較去年同期成長約2%,成為今年第一個,旅客人數正成長的月份,其中,港澳旅客成長最多,觀光局分析,主要受惠港澳在四月份有兩個連續假期。看好港澳來台回頭客越來越多,觀光局也正在協調,八月份台東和香港的季節包機。



西門町老字號滷味店裡,不斷有港客登門來買,手上滿滿購物袋,還有台灣知名蛋糕,和其他特色小吃,港客來台灣玩,距離近是優勢,美食和景點也很有吸引力

==香港旅客==
我記得有一次去墾丁
那個海洋館很不錯 對 很喜歡

==香港旅客==
去哪些地方喔 101
跟什麼九份啊 十分這些地方

觀光局統計,今年四月份來台旅客92萬人,是今年首度出現正成長的月份,其中,港澳旅客較去年同期成長七成二,其次是東南亞,韓國名列第三,觀光局分析,主要受到港澳四月分有兩個連續假期影響,來台人數衝高,不過也確實觀察到,港澳旅客的再訪台灣的"回頭率"很高

==觀光局國際組專門委員 袁愷之==
我們的香港辦事處
常常是結合我們國內這邊的
有時候是各個縣市政府
或者是相關的公協會
在香港不斷的辦理
一些推廣的活動
刺激他們能夠一來再來台灣

觀光局分析,港澳旅客對台灣已經很熟悉,也很喜歡台灣的文創商品,另外對花東海岸風景也有很大興趣,觀光局目前也正協調業者,規畫在暑期開闢台東到香港的季節包機