According to Zhou Qingxiong, the president of Taiwan Visitors Association, the number of tourists from mainland China visiting Taiwan hit 2.14 million in the first seven months of 2010.
In the first half of 2010, the number of visitors going to Taiwan via Fujian Province reached 298,000, and other tourist groups totaled 11,676.
Last year, Fujian received 1.23 million Taiwanese tourists, accounting for 27% of the total number of tourists visiting the mainland China from Taiwan.
Taiwan was opened to mainland tour groups in July 2008. The increasing number of mainland tourists has brought NTD110 billion in tourism revenues to Taiwan, which has become one of the most popular destinations for mainland residents.