Global context

International tourism expenditure (US$bn)15.5
Global rank for international tourism expenditure21
Number of outbound visits (m)10.9
Most visited destinationJapan
Most visited destination in Western EuropeGermany

Key demographic and economic data

Population (m)23.4
GDP per capita (US$)22,400
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)3.4
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)0.7

Inbound visits to Britain

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Access to Britain from Taiwan

Weekly aircraft departures7
Weekly seat capacity2,236
Airports with direct routes in Taiwan1
Airports with direct routes in Britain1
  • There are 7 direct flight departures to Britain a week, with a total capacity of 2,236 seats a week*
  • One airport in Taiwan serve one British airport*
  • The current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Taiwan is £73

*2016 data

Exchange rate

1 GBP = 38.7257 TWD

As of 26 April 2017

Retrieved from the Bank of England