Lets get those numbers from the Tourism Bureau, MOTC. Clicking on the .XLS links for June 2016 and July 2016, we find...
As my readers can see, Beijing once again slashed tourism arrivals in an upward direction, resulting in a total negative deficit of roughly 28,000 for China.
Or, as normal people might put it: tourism from China rose from June to July, by 34,000 for China + HKK/Macao, and roughly 28,000 for China. The total for HKK/Macao/China is nearly as high as it was in May...
The Feb and March totals for both places exceeded 500K. But we are just 30,000 under the April total for both. Tourism overall also rose, from 817K to 848K.
Can't wait to read more brilliant media analysis like this...
That, in turn, has hurt large hotels, mid-level restaurants and tour bus operators, said Kuo Tzu-yi, director of the Pingtung Tourism Assn. in southern Taiwan. His association covers Kenting National Park, a strip of beaches popular with mainland Chinese tourists. Crowds there had visibly thinned by mid-July....yes, I can easily see how those crowds thinned with the addition of 28,000 more tourists. I mean, they were probably thin compared to the well-fed Taiwanese...
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