Taiwan conducts 4 days of live-fire missile tests off east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid rising tensions and reports of large-scale military maneuvers by China, Taiwan is conducting four days of live-fire missile tests off its east coast, reports said Fri...

Taiwanese island group sees upsurge in tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Penghu, the archipelago to the west of Taiwan’s main island, received more visitors in July than during the six previous months combined, reports said Friday (Aug. 1...

Tropical Storm Hagupit will come closest to Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued heavy rain warnings for 11 counties and cities and a sea warning, as Tropical Storm Hagupit is poised to come closest ...

Overtourism a blessing and curse for Taiwan’s outlying islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Overtourism has put a strain on Taiwan’s outlying islands and placed local governments in a dilemma about how to strike a balance between tourism promotion and envir...

Residents of small Taiwanese island complain about too many tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While foreign travel in most parts of the world is still impossible due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, residents of Green Island in Taitung County are compl...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau reveals top 5 destinations under stimulus program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hualien County, Yilan County, Taitung County, Taichung City, and Penghu County are the top five destinations where Taiwanese have been taking advantage of the ongoing gove...

Taiwan airlines mobilize larger aircraft amid domestic travel surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As foreign travel has dwindled due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Uni Air added the Airbus A321 to service the route between Taipei and the southeastern cit...

Sightseers flock to tourist spots across Taiwan

Large crowds were seen at tourist spots across Taiwan at the beginning of the four-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday Thursday, following the reduction of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Taiwan. In...

Over 5,000 tourists visit Taiwan's Green Island as holiday commences

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As foreign travel has become near impossible due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more than 5,000 visitors are traveling to Green Island in Taitung County on ...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau announces measures for online hotel subsidy registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Online registration for the government-sponsored hotel subsidy of NT$1,000 (US$34) per room per person, which was designed to boost domestic tourism amid the COVID-19 pand...

Body of missing snorkeler found on Taiwan's Green Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The body of a man who went missing in the island township of Liuqiu (小琉球, Xiao Liuqiu) while snorkeling was found dead by the Coast Guard on a shore of Green Island Saturd...

Taiwan announces five travel subsidy plans to stimulate tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Monday (June 8) announced five travel subsidy plans, including subsidies for group tours and individ...

Taiwan's Green Island to boost drinking water accessibility to reduce plastic waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Green Island is seeking to wean itself off bottled water in a project that will make drinking water available at 33 spots around the island. In a partner...

Taiwan issues sea warnings for Typhoon Vongfong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau issued sea warnings at 11:30 a.m. Saturday (May 16) as Typhoon Vongfong left the Philippines and headed into the Bashi Channel. At the time, ...

Taiwan to feel effects of Typhoon Vongfong Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The periphery of the first typhoon of the year, which is currently battering the Philippines, is expected to reach Taiwan on Saturday (May 16), bringing rain and big waves...