Outbound Travel

Indian tourists are among world’s highest spenders: Taiwan Tourism Board

DELHI: The Indian market is one of the fastest growing in the world with travellers from the country among the worlds highest spenders, says Trust Lin, Director of Taiwan Tourism Board.

“Indian tourists are among the world’s highest-spending globetrotters. Their spending power has been estimated to be four times that of the Chinese and Japanese,” Lin told IANS in an e-mail interview from Singapore.

“Today, the Indian market is one of the fastest growing in the world and the Indian traveller is now among the world’s highest spender. We are very keen to get our share of this potential market and Indian agencies are also very eager to know about the Taiwan market,” he added.

Lin said India is indeed a growing market for Taiwan tourism.

“Taiwan has received a good response from the Indian travellers over the last few years, especially since our Group Visa policy was introduced. Also, tourism from India to Taiwan has increased largely due to consistent efforts in building awareness and perception about the destination,” he said.

With ‘Brand India’ being an important market for many countries, Taiwan also eyes Indian market.

“Brand India is extremely important for us.

It’s economy is one of the fastest growing in the world, With a population of about 1.33 billion and GDP- seventh largest in the world, growing by 7 per cent + yearly till 2020, the country offers enormous potential for future growth in outbound travel.

“India’s population is expected to overtake China as the world’s largest in the next five years, and it’s young, tech-savvy, educated middle class will double in size to 547 million shortly thereafter,” he said.

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