Taiwan is eyeing half a million Filipino visitors at the end of 2019 amid increasing travel exchanges between Manila and Taipei in recent years.
From January 1 to August 31 this year, more than 330,000 Filipino tourists visited Taiwan, representing an increase of 14% over the same period last year, Taipei's representative to Manila Peiyung Hsu said.
The increase in Filipino visitors to Taiwan was mainly due to the visa exemption policy implemented by Taipei for the Philippines in 2017.
"Our target is 500,000 by the end of this year, and I urge all of you to take advantage of our program giving Filipinos two-week visa-free entry into Taiwan," said Hsu, Taiwan's de-facto envoy to the Philippines, at a diplomatic reception Thursday night.
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