Taipei, Passenger travel between Taiwan's offshore Kinmen County and China via the three minilinks in the first quarter grew 18 percent yearonyear, according to the Kinmen County government Monday.
Citing National Immigration Agency statistics, the offshore county's Tourism Department said the number of passengers traveling from China's Fujian Province to Kinmen and vice versa in the first three months of this year totaled 483,722, increasing from 408,053 recorded in the same period of 2018. In March alone, the number such passengers totaled 171,197, up 24.49 percent from 137,520 recorded a year earlier.
Among them, Taiwanese passengers accounted for 92,411, up 11.4 percent from 82,885 a year earlier, while there were 74,882 Chinese visitors, up 47.65 percent from 50,715 a year earlier.
Ting Chienkang the county's Tourism Department director, said that with the increasing passenger numbers, the county is hoping to increase the rate at which visitors stay overnight in Kinmen to further improve the quality of their visits and boost tourism revenues.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel