Shanghai China Travel Service has begun to take bookings for Taiwan tours and is just waiting for the official opening of Taiwan tours for travelers from the Chinese mainland, today's Youth Post reported.
"Tourists can dial us to leave their names and contact information so we can organize tours for them as soon as we are given approval," said Chen Suiqin, manager with the outbound department of Shanghai China Travel Service.
Since there are as yet no direct flights across the Taiwan Strait, mainland tourists will first fly to Hong Kong or Macau. As a result, more passengers are expected on those air routes, said an industry analyst.
Many airlines said that they still have enough capacity, but will possibly add flights if necessary.
(Shanghai Daily May 26, 2005)