A new Eastday report says that individual business travel to Taiwan will be allowed starting early next year. The announcement comes via the island’s Council for Economic Planning and Development and while many of the finer details about the regulation have not been made available yet, we do know at this point that it will only be open to individual business travelers from Shanghai and Beijing. The status quo has it that mainland tourists may only travel to Taiwan on package tours with a maximum stay of 15 days. Since travel across the straits was opened in July 2008, Taiwan has become one of the most popular destinations for mainland travelers and mid-year travel figures to Taiwan for 2010 had already surpassed 2.14 million. But despite the fact that there is certainly a market for it, the government is remaining cautious about opening up the individual tourism market too fast. Both sides are worried that the small island’s tourist infrastructure will be stretched overcapacity.