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Students to make film to woo foreign backpackers

Staff writer, with CNA

Of the 7.3 million visitor arrivals last year, about 2.5 million were individual travelers, with the majority coming from Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia, according to Tourism Bureau estimates.

The number of backpackers from China is expected to increase this year, bureau officials said, because residents of more Chinese cities are now allowed to make independent trips to Taiwan.

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