El Nido No. 1 emerging travel destination for Taiwan citizens

El Nido in the Philippines is the most popular emerging travel destination for Taiwanese tourists, according to an analysis released Dec. 26 by online travel website Booking.com. According to the w...

Trees lining popular bike path in E Taiwan ‘beheaded’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors were shocked on Saturday (Nov. 30) by a heavy pruning of Madagascar almond trees lining a 300-meter stretch of the popular Guanshan Township Loop Bike Lane. G...

E Taiwan's Guanshan bikelane among top five cycling destinations for Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Guanshan Township Loop Bike Lane is among the “top five favorite cycling destinations for Taiwanese people,” according to Booking.com statistics. Statis...

228 Taiwanese defrauded out of NT$30 million after Booking.com data leaks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to Booking.com's ongoing data breaches, 228 Taiwanese have been defrauded out of NT$30 million over the first nine months of this year. The Criminal Investigati...

Airbnb says it will go public in 2020

Airbnb Inc. said Thursday it plans to go public in 2020, a long-awaited move by the home-sharing company that is both loved and reviled for its disruption of the accommodation sector. ...

Taiwan ranks No. 3 in global hospitability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan ranks third in a global survey of hospitability by travel website Booking.com. Taiwanese are known for being hospitable. Booking.com released a survey result on ...

Marriott to expand further into home-sharing

Marriott is pushing more heavily into home-sharing, confident that its combination of luxury properties and loyalty points can lure travelers away from rivals like Airbnb. The world'...

Interview: Gloria Hotel Group CEO revives family fortunes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- John Chen's (陳炯福) decision to return to Taiwan and take over the family-owned hotel business was wildly successful, as shown by the ever-expanding size of Gloria Outlets. ...

How Amsterdam is fighting mass tourism

These days, in front of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, you'll see many baffled faces. Tourists tap nervously on their smartphones, look up briefly, then back to their screens again. They're look...

France to set new €500 million digital tax for 30 tech giants

Around 30 companies will be affected by a tax on digital giants, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday. Most of the companies subject to the proposed 3 percent tax will be American, b...

Learning to appreciate a modern miracle - Taiwan: William Stanton

It is not surprising that many, perhaps most, people around the world do not know about Taiwan. After all, China -- with the support of more and more countries -- has isolated Taiwan diplomatically fo...

Amnesty urges travel sites to ban Israel settlement listings

JERUSALEM (AP) — Amnesty International is urging online travel sites to ban listings from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. The London-based rights group said in report ...

Southernmost Taiwan cape named one of most welcoming places in the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan) — Eluanbi Cape (鵝鑾鼻) in Pingtung County (屏東縣) was named one of the friendliest travel destinations in 2018 by Booking.com. Digital travel platform Booking.com released its ann...

Taiwanese rate Da Nang, Vietnam No. 1 up-and-coming travel destination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Da Nang of Vietnam tops the list of the five most up-and-coming travel destinations for Taiwanese in 2019, according to a survey released by Dutch accommodation reservatio...

Israel steps up boycott fight after Airbnb settlement ban

KFAR ADUMIM, West Bank (AP) — Israel said Tuesday it would slap high taxes on vacation rental company Airbnb and encourage legal steps against the site over its decision to ban listings from West Bank...