How will election controversies impact travel to Taiwan?
Seems like all those grand estimates of millions of new travellers to destination Taiwan are out the window now. Have heard Japanese are cancelling in droves, and they are biggest group to come here.
With all the emails all of us are receiving from our home countries – are you safe, come home immediately, don’t go outside, what’s happening there, is Taipei City really paralyzed, did the President get shot? – the image of Taiwan as subtropical paradise has been hit hard by the KMT shenanigans and all this post election stuff.
Tourist revenues could drop off by half, and it might take YEARS to recover a good image again. Taiwan? Oh, u mean that place where they stage assassinations and punch legislators? No way.