TAIPEI, Taiwan --
More than 346,000 Americans visited Taiwan during the first eleven
months of this year, a 44% increase compared with last year,
according to Taiwan tourism officials.
This is a
significant increase over the 240,000 U.S. tourists who visited
Taiwan during all of 2003, which was a 30% drop over 2002 figures,
signaling the significant impact of SARS in 2003.
said this year's numbers show that Taiwan -- and all of Asia -- has
recovered from the impact of SARS.
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