Bells ring again on the NYSE and traders buy shares of Crocs

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to national and global response, the work place and the spr...

Taiwan experts say no worldwide travel until summer 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As countries prepare to open up after coronavirus lockdowns, some Taiwanese scholars said they believe that overseas travel will not be possible until at least the summer ...

Taiwan planning to allow foreign tourists in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is planning to gradually reopen transportation and tourism in three stages, the last of which will allow foreign tourists to visit the country in October, according...

Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines to resume flights to Macau and Penang in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s youngest airline, StarLux Airlines, which started operating as the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged, will resume its flights to Macau on June 1 and to M...

Colombia's Avianca faces rocky road after Chapter 11 filing

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Latin American airline giant Avianca is hoping to sail into smoother skies after a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing – but it will take more to keep the region’s second largest carr...

Arrivals and departures in Taiwan plunge by 3 million during first quarter of 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic tightened its grip on the world, the number of arrivals and departures in Taiwan fell by more than 3 million during the first ...

Nepal halts on-arrival visas for Taiwanese amid coronavirus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nepal announced on Monday (March 2) that it will suspend issuing visas on arrival to visitors from Taiwan and five other countries over coronavirus concerns. Effective ...

228 Taiwanese trapped in Myanmar's Mandalay due to virus-inspired flight suspension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 228 Taiwanese tourists are trapped in Myanmar's second-largest city, Mandalay, as the government suddenly suspends flights to Taiwan from the city, citing the escalati...

Registration for Jibeiyu Beach Carnival in Taiwan’s Penghu begins now

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Jibeiyu Beach Carnival 2019 will take place on Penghu County’s Jibei Island (吉貝嶼) from August 15 – 25, Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau said on June 26. The island ...

Budapest boat crash puts focus on Hungary's tourist boom

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A disaster waiting to happen. That's how many in Budapest describe the deadly crash between a small sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists and a much larger cruise sh...

Cuba bets on tourism as Trump restrictions take hold

VARADERO, Cuba (AP) — The battle for Cuba's economic future is being waged on its beaches. And at its all-inclusive resorts, dive sites and cobblestoned colonial plazas. As most of C...

Cambodia Airways cancels flight route between Phnom Penh and central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cambodia Airways has halted direct flights between Phnom Penh and Taichung as of March 6, just four months after it introduced the flight route between the capital of Camb...

Taipei Lantern Festival 2019 to go glitzy at Ximending

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Department of Information and Tourism of Taipei unveiled the theme and main visual design – “Twinkle Taipei”– for the Taipei Lantern Festival 2...

Spain draws record number of tourists, visitor spending up

MADRID (AP) — Spanish government figures show the country received a national record of 82.6 million foreign tourists last year. Industry, Trade and Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto sai...

Iceland's Northern Lights: Beautiful sight, risky drives

AKUREYRI, Iceland (AP) — Police in Iceland have a warning for visitors: Beware our roads in the winter. Spending a clear winter night under an Arctic sky lit up by spectacular streak...