TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City will offer NT$1,000 (US$35) accommodation subsidies to 100,000 individual travelers from Dec. 24 to March 7 — except most Fridays and Saturdays — in an effort to revive the city’s tourism industry.
Taipei’s Department of Information and Tourism told Taiwan News that the accommodation subsidy program is limited to Taiwanese citizens only.
Taiwan nationals wishing to take advantage of the subsidy will have to upload their basic personal information and ID documents to the official website before they check-in at participating hotels or B&Bs, with each person eligible for the subsidy only once.
According to the department, eligible travelers will enjoy a NT$1,000 deduction from their room rates and receive two free double-decker sightseeing bus tickets per room.
Lodging facilities can begin to apply for participation in the program from Dec. 18, and individual travelers can begin to upload required information and documents to the program’s official website on Dec. 20, the department said. It added that the official website, which will include participating lodging facilities and other information about the program, is under construction now. The website will be ready and announced on the department’s website and the Travel Taipei website by Dec. 18, according to the department.
Applicants are required to book rooms by phone or through hotel websites; booking through an online travel agent (OTA) is not permitted, per the department.
For details about which days the subsidy is available, please see the attached photo.
(Taipei Department of Information and Tourism photo)