‘Indian tourists among world’s highest-spending globetrotters’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Jan 2018 09:11:03

By Nivedita,


Jan 12,


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 that 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. Its 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 percent + 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 its young, tech-savvy, educated middle class will double in size to 547 million shortly thereafter,” he said.“We are confident that the newly evolving Indian traveller will find a unique appeal for Taiwan,” added Lin.

So how does Taiwan plan to build its place in India? “Taiwan is blessed with natural beauty, scenic areas, great food, astonishing history and culture and Taipei 101, this makes it a great destination for the Indian traveller. We are anticipating a high number of arrivals to Taiwan from India,” he said. “We are promoting Taiwan as Asia’s best kept secret and promoting seven major verticals - adventure, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events), Family fun, golf, romance, wellness and women only. We are continuously doing lots of destination awareness programs in India.