Global tourism takes major hit as virus halts Chinese travel

This should have been a good year for global tourism, with trade tensions gradually easing, certain economies growing and banner events like the Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo. But the viral ou...

Global tourism takes major hit as virus halts Chinese travel

This should have been a good year for global tourism, with trade tensions gradually easing, certain economies growing and banner events like the Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo. But the viral ou...

North Korea bans Chinese tourists amid Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread, North Korea on Wednesday (Jan. 22) sealed its borders to Chinese tourists, a major source of revenue for the impoverished her...

Don’t believe the KMT, Taiwan’s economy is booming

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s presidential election is now a matter of days away, and both camps are turning up the rhetoric to 11 in an attempt to get their core messages across to v...

US travel industry to Chinese tourists: What trade war?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popular Chines...

US travel industry to Chinese tourists: What trade war?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popul...

Han claims he can bring 20 million tourists to Taiwan through closer China ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Sunday (Oct. 20) pledged to increase the number of foreign tourists to Taiwan to 20 million by 2028 by establishing c...

Tourism from China falls 68% year-on-year in September

Around 44,000 Chinese tourists visited Taiwan in September, constituting a year-on-year decline of 68 percent, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) announced on Thursday. The decline follows Beijing ...

China to lift individual travel ban for Taiwan's offshore counties

China's ban on individual Chinese travelers visiting three of Taiwan's offshore counties will be lifted effective Sept. 20, the Kinmen County government announced Monday. Since Aug. 1, Beij...

Taiwan mulling four measures to counteract decline in Chinese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With an estimated decrease of 400,000 Chinese tourists in the second half of 2019 due to China’ s policy restricting its citizens from visiting Taiwan, the Ministry ...

Video shows Chinese tourist bury dirty diaper on Boracay beach, forcing closure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Video surfaced on Tuesday (Aug. 13) showing a Chinese tourist burying a soiled baby diaper in the white sand of a beach on the Philippine resort island of Boracay, forcing a 72...

Taiwan responds to Chinese travel ban by welcoming more relatives of Chinese spouses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Responding to a Chinese ban on individual travelers visiting Taiwan, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) announced Thursday (August 1) that more relatives of Chinese spouse...

Chinese travel ban unable to destroy Taiwan tourism sector: CIER

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ban on Chinese individual travelers visiting Taiwan will be unable to destroy the island’s hospitality and restaurant sector, the Chung-Hua Institution for E...

Taiwan to launch travel subsidy program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) announced on Thursday (August 1) that the government would designate NT$3.6 billion for a &q...

'How sad!' Taiwan to see 700,000 fewer Chinese tourists due to solo travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Beijing announced that there would be a ban imposed on individual Chinese travelers to Taiwan, tourism experts predict that it will result in 700,000 fewer Chinese touris...