||People have been thinking about the concerns with men and environment because of the overdevelopment caused by rapid economic growth among countries in recent years, while trying to pursue economic growth and protect environment at the same time. Tourism industry is as high-valued as manufacturing industry, and wouldn’t harm the environment, and this kind of zero-pollution industry is so-called “the Third Industry” or “the Non-chimney Industry.” The Non-chimney industry has been actively promoted in developed countries, and this invisible trade activity may be an economic turning point for Taiwan.
Taiwan has unilaterally been the core tourist to travel in Mainland China after opening up the cross-strait relations; after a period of time, the situation between Taiwan and China has eased, and it’s a significant milestone for breaking the unilaterally visiting by consenting Chinese to access to Taiwan. In other words, not only Taiwanese but also Chinese can travel in each other’s country after opening up the cross-strait relations.
2008 is a turning point for Taiwan tourism industry because of the opening, and there are lots of Chinese groups travel around those famous scenic spots in Taiwan such as Taipei 101, Sun Moon Lake, and hotels as well, etc. Agreeing the Free-Independent Traveler (FIT) from Mainland China to Taiwan has assaulted against tourism industry, unlike Chinese group travelers, Chinese tourists have more chances to know more about Taiwan because of the mobility and variety, which are the benefits of FIT. Travelers from Mainland China have affected Taiwan tourism industry by transportation, accommodations, scenic spots in Taiwan, etc., and that’s a way for Chinese travelers to dig deeper in Taiwan’s society. The main goal for this study is to comprehend the effects caused by FIT to Taiwan, based on the methods, for instance, studying policies, academic research, and inspecting between references and interview data, etc.. Also, this study attempts to give advises as conclusion for FIT, and wishes a brighter and better future for Taiwan tourism industry.