At least there are still some buyers out there. I notice that Taiwan is sending a trade mission to the Middle East in early May. (Yes, Asia’s exports to the Middle East are one of the few things still growing). A not small delegation of 62 Taiwanese companies will be visiting Jeddah, Riyadh, and Tehran. (The region’s largest consumer markets). But it isn’t just export dollars that Taiwan is interested in. It’s also tourist dollars. I was surfing cable channels the other night and stumbled across a Taiwanese cooking show that was explaining the importance of offering Halal food to Muslim tourists from the Middle East. So, it’s not just Hong Kong that is enjoying an influx of Middle Eastern tourists.