• Corona virus unlikely to affect Taiwan’s overall economy in the short term

    Published on : Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    The corona virus epidemic affecting China and having been declared a global public health emergency should not drastically affect Taiwan’s overall economy in the short term but has the probability to affect the tourism and aviation sectors, as anticipated by …

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  • Taiwan sees record tourism despite boycott from China

    Published on : Thursday, January 9, 2020

    Last year, China upped the ante against Taiwan making use of measures to bring discipline. China boycotted a prestigious film festival in Taiwan, enticed more countries to break diplomatic ties with Taipei, and restricted the number of visitors from the mainland. However, like before, it failed …

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  • 11.84 foreigners visited Taiwan in 2019

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Taiwan’s tourism bureau announced the number of tourists visiting Taiwan in 2019 saw a 7% increase from the previous year. Receiving 11.84 million was the sharpest annual jump since 2014. The visitors from China  increased by 0.5% from the previous …

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  • In the third quarter of this year, tourism deficit of Taiwan hit record height

    Published on : Saturday, November 23, 2019

    Balance of payments figures unveiled by the central bank of Taiwan on Wednesday highlighted a net shortfall of US$2.3 billion in tourism service payments in the third quarter of this year, as travel expenditure by Taiwanese going abroad totaled US$5.71 …

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  • China to stop individual tourism permits for Taiwan

    Published on : Thursday, August 1, 2019

    China will stop issuing individual travel permits for Taiwan to people in 47 mainland cities from Thursday, its culture and tourism ministry said, citing the state of ties with the self-ruled island.       People from the mainland need …

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  • Heavy rain alert issued in 15 counties, as Danas threatens Taiwan

    Published on : Friday, July 19, 2019

    Tropical Storm Danas has shifted its path east and no longer poses a direct threat to Taiwan, but a heavy rain alert has been issued for 15 counties and cities as its periphery lashes the country, while its evil “twin” …

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  • Over 100 tourism association heads sign a petition in Taiwan

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Over 100 tourism association heads have signed a petition urging presidential candidates to take note of their policy proposals for the tourism industry, and the number is still growing.   Petition organizers include Providence University Department of Tourism associate professor …

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  • EVA Air cabin crew strike leaves thousands of passengers stranded in Taiwan

    Published on : Friday, June 21, 2019

    After the latest round of negotiations with airline management reaching a deadlock the EVA Air cabin crew went on a strike over pay and working conditions.     Taiwan’s second-largest airline strike has left thousands of passengers looking for alternative …

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  • 6.1 magnitude strikes Taiwan, 17 injured

    Published on : Friday, April 19, 2019

    An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude struck Taiwan Thursday afternoon, rekindling memories of a deadly tremor that hit the island a year ago.   The temblor hit at 1:01 p.m. and was centred off the coast of Hualien, on Taiwan’s east …

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  • Kimpton Da An Hotel debuts in Asia

    Published on : Friday, March 29, 2019

    Designed by Neri & Hu, the 129-rooms Kimpton Da An Hotel, opened in Taipei, capital of Taiwan. Located in the heart of the Da’an District the hotel is a sanctuary for the laid-back luxury traveller.     The lush greenery, …

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  • Taiwan upgrading tourism values with smart innovations

    Published on : Saturday, February 23, 2019

    Taiwan must move to add more values to its tourism industry by developing smart innovations and smart transportation solutions, according to Christian Fuchssteiner, director of the Austrian Commercial Office in Taipei.     Austria is set to demonstrate its latest …

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  • Vietnam’s first private airport, Van Don International Airport opens

    Published on : Monday, December 31, 2018

    The Van Don International Airport in Vietnam officially opened on December 30, with the airport expected to open new avenue between northern Vietnam and Taiwan.     This is the first private airport, expected to open international routes to Taiwan, …

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  • In Taiwan, LGBT rights faces disappointment

    Published on : Monday, November 26, 2018

    In Taiwan, LGBT Travel and Tourism is huge business According to Gay Travel Asia, the island Province has one of the biggest and the best gay scenes in Asia. There is, nevertheless, no mention to LGBT travel is visible on …

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  • Taiwan has hidden secrets to be discovered

    Published on : Friday, September 28, 2018

    Those who think that Taiwan is known for its high rise buildings would be impressed to know that there are many more things that are waiting to be discovered. From towering seal cliffs to gorges to forests, night markets and …

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  • Chinese aviation regulators say four American airlines missed Taiwan deadline

    Published on : Friday, July 27, 2018

    Chinese regulators say four U.S. airlines have failed to carry out an order to call self-ruled Taiwan as part of China on their websites.   The air regulator says 40 out of 44 foreign airlines met a Wednesday deadline to …

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  • American Airlines removes Taiwan references after China demand

    Published on : Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    The authorities of American Airlines Group confirmed it had changed how its website refers to Taiwan, a move expected to be followed by two other major US carriers in an effort to avoid Chinese penalties.     A check of …

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  • Taiwan steps in to help Palau after China termed Palau as ‘illegal destination’

    Published on : Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Taiwan, known for modern cities and architecture has stepped in to help its ally, Palau to attract more tourists after an airline from Micronesian nation, Palau Pacific Airways said that it was forced to shut its business under the pressure …

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  • Taiwan railways back to normal, except tourist trains

    Published on : Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    All the railway services in Taiwan gradually returned to normal in the morning today after typhoon Maria passed over northern Taiwan overnight.     The express train services on the West Coast Line from Taipei to Kaohsiung began at 6:00 …

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  • 3,430 people evacuated as Typhoon Maria headed towards Taiwan

    Published on : Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    The Government of Taiwan began to evacuate its population from mountain zones as the deadliest storm Typhoon Maria heads towards this island. Offices and schools were closed and flights were cancelled.     Maria was 200 kilometers (120 miles) east-northeast …

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  • More than 250 flights cancelled as severe typhoon Maria heading to Taiwan

    Published on : Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    Most of the airlines including Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Air China Ltd. and EVA Airways Corp have cancelled about 161 international flights and 117 on domestic routes as severe Typhoon Maria closes in on the island.     The government …

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