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Taiwan Quick Take: Guest houses on the rise


As of June, there were 1,755 guest houses around Taiwan, representing growth of 42.2 percent over the same month last year, according to statistics released on Friday by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS). A DGBAS official said that as the government has been encouraging tourism and extending assistance, the number of bed-and-breakfasts has also increased rapidly during the last few years. Among the 1,755 guest houses, 1,426 offering a total of 5,773 rooms have obtained government permission. The statistics also show that as of June, the number of world-class and ordinary hotels in Taiwan offered 21,486 rooms, representing a slight growth of 3.5 percent over June last year. The average price for a one-night hotel stay was NT$3,125 (US$95), according to the statistics.

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