Most countries have been recording a 10 to 50% drop in the number of Russian tourists. But some destinations are still in demand with the Russians, one of them is Taiwan. Even though in absolute figures the tourist flow to the island from Russia is not that great, there is an increase which is a quite positive sign.
In 2014, Taiwan welcomed the total of 8353 tourists from Russia - 15.55% more than a year before. The tourist flow keeps growing for the second year in a row - in 2013, Taiwan saw 2.2% more Russians than in 2012.
Taiwan has to offer interesting sightseeing, beach resorts, and quite a number of national parks. To enter the Republic of China, as Taiwan is officially known, Russian citizens require a visa which should be applied for at the consulate section of the Moscow-Taipei Coordination Commission on Economic and Cultural Cooperation (MTC). A single-entry visa costs US$50, processing time is five business days.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.