Japan top destination for Taiwanese tourists in post-COVID era: survey

Taipei, June 20 (CNA) Japan is the number one destination Taiwanese tourists want to visit in the post-COVID-19 era amid a recovering travel market as countries gradually lift border restrictions, according to the results of a survey by a local travel agency showed on Monday.

South Korea, Europe, Asia/Africa and Southeast Asia followed Japan on the list, Taipei-based Lion Travel Service Co. said in a statement on the survey. line that drew around 3,000 attendees.

Meanwhile, Osaka, Seoul, Germany/Switzerland, Okinawa and Turkey rank among the regions’ most popular destinations, with fall and winter departure dates attracting the most demand, according to investigation.

Notably, Europe has overtaken Southeast Asia in attracting interest from Taiwanese tourists, with Lion Travel Service attributing the change to the lifting of COVID-related border restrictions in European countries.

Package tours to Europe remained more economical than other destinations despite a 30% rise in prices, boosting Taiwanese’s desire to travel to this part of the world for sightseeing, the agency said. of travel.

Taiwanese tourists have also shown greater interest in personalized group tours lasting more than 10 days, reflecting significant enthusiasm for travel after two years of widespread restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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