Country sees brisk domestic travel during CNY
CNATAIPEI--The number of people who traveled domestically during the just-ended Chinese New Year holiday hit a record-high of about 14.8 million, owing to a longer-than-usual holiday period and moderate weather, the Tourism Bureau said yesterday.
February 19, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
Taiwan saw a 28.38 percent year-on-year jump in the volume of domestic travelers during the holiday spanning from Feb. 9 to 17, which generated more than NT$10 billion (US$336 million), the bureau said.
The most popular travel destinations during Chinese New Year were located in Southern Taiwan, with 5.36 million visitors flocking to the region and accounting for 36 percent of the local travel, according to bureau statistics.
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Center, Nankunshen Temple and E-Da World — all in Southern Taiwan — topped the list of most popular tourist spots.
Meanwhile, the bureau said a total of 23 amusement parks across Taiwan had cashed in NT$540 million during the holiday period, which represented a 26.8 percent growth from last year.