Resulting from COVID-19, tourism has declined, with many scheduled excursions getting canceled, the affiliation mentioned.
Nonetheless, the tourism sector is gearing up for a gross sales rebound, such because the one after the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, and readying itself for the primary peak journey season after COVID-19 is contained and diminishes, it mentioned.
The second quarter is often the height season for teams touring to Japan and with a weaker yen, costs for excursions throughout that point are about NT$1,000 to NT$2,000 lower than final 12 months, affiliation member Tsai Ching-hui (蔡錦惠) mentioned.
The worth of a five-day tour to Kyushu prices between NT$18,800 and NT$61,800; a five-day tour to Keihanshin — a metropolitan area encompassing the cities of Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe — between NT$26,800 and NT$57,800; and a four-day tour to Tokyo between NT$28,800 and NT$45,800, she mentioned.
The costs of excursions to South Korea are NT$500 to NT$1,000 cheaper than final 12 months, she mentioned, including that a five-day tour to Seoul prices between NT$11,800 and NT$26,800, whereas a five-day tour to Busan or Jeju Island prices between NT$11,800 and NT$22,800.
A five-day tour to the Philippine islands of Boracay, Palawan or Cebu prices between NT$16,900 and NT$31,800, affiliation member Hsiang Chien-lun (向健倫) mentioned.
The costs of excursions to Thailand within the second quarter are usually secure, with a five-day tour to Bangkok or Pattaya costing between NT$16,000 and NT$24,000, and a five-day tour to Chiang Mai between NT$19,000 and NT$31,000, he added.
The height season for excursions to the US and Canada begins in April, together with well-liked locations comparable to Yellowstone Nationwide Park and the Canadian icefields, affiliation member Tsai Chia-hsuan (蔡佳璇) mentioned.
The costs of US excursions are NT$1,000 cheaper than final 12 months, whereas excursions to Canada are NT$5,000 to NT$10,000 dearer, Tsai mentioned.
US rules on COVID-19 state that vacationers who’ve visited China, Hong Kong or Macau should have papers displaying that they have been positioned beneath house quarantine, however Taiwanese can receive a certificates from the Nationwide Immigration Company in order that they will enter the US, Tsai mentioned.
Many Taiwanese go to Europe in April, however the outbreak has sparked some unfavourable reactions amongst Europeans towards Asians, prompting a number of journey companies to supply particular promotions, affiliation member Hsiao Shih-hua (蕭世華) mentioned.
Australia and New Zealand have been much less affected by COVID-19 and Australia’s bushfires have been contained, affiliation member Huang Hsien-tsai (黃賢在) mentioned, including that costs of excursions to Australia are about NT$1,000 cheaper than final 12 months, whereas excursions to New Zealand are NT$2,000 cheaper.