The outbreak of international travel in the summer, and the rare overcrowding of passengers in many outlying islands, made international airlines also rush to the Kinmen route. In Jincheng District, the largest business district in Kinmen, the store owner finally smiled when they saw the long-lost crowd. Since the outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan at the beginning of this year, the tourist market in Kinmen has been almost completely shut down, and the shops have been crowded. In particular, the largest private investment project in Kinmen, Hengchang Jinhu Plaza, and the first BOT Taiwan Kaifeng Shiye Shopping Center, the situation is the worst.
Dan. County Mayor Yang Zhenwu said, "The telemarketing list impact of the epidemic is called a shock in Taiwan, but in Kinmen, it can really be called a disaster." Data provided by the Kinmen County Tourism Office shows that from February to May this year, compared with the same period last year, the number of people coming to Kinmen decreased by about 70% due to the reduction of airline flights. The average occupancy rate of the homestay industry from January to May last year was about 21.89%, and it dropped to 10% in the same period this year; the average occupancy rate of the hotel industry from January to May last year was about 49%, and the remaining 14.44% in the same period this year, and the decline was as high as 70%. . New reflection: The economy cannot rely on tourism alone.
The suspension of small three links is particularly deadly. Since the opening of the small three links in 2001, Kinmen's tourism has skyrocketed. From just over 20,000 in the first year, it has grown to more than 1.96 million in 2019, an increase of about 2% compared with about 1.907 million in 2018 and a record. new highs. Among them, in addition to Taiwanese businessmen, mainland tourists account for about 41%, 70% of them are independent travelers, and 30% are group tourists. They bring at least 400 million yuan of tourism output value to Kinmen every month. On February 10 this year, the MAC responded to the After the epidemic decided to temporarily close the small three links, it disappeared overnight.