Taiwan minister vetoes domestic StarLux flights from main international airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Facing the impact of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on global travel, StarLux Airlines wants to launch domestic charter flights, but Transportation Minister Lin...

Taiwan's island-hopping cruise sets sail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first island-hopping cruise set sail from Keelung Harbor at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday (July 26) for a four-day cruise to the islands of Penghu and Matsu. Hong-Ko...

Taiwan ramps up efforts to promote island-hopping cruise travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has embarked on an endeavor to promote travel to its outlying islands as part of the 2023 Year of the Island-Hopping Tourism initiative. Sea travel will be at th...

Taiwan's MOTC proposes increased air cargo transportation with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) on Monday (July 20) said that his ministry is still waiting for the country's Central Epidemic Comman...

1st pedestrian swing bridge in Taiwan to be inaugurated Monday in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s first pedestrian swing bridge, which now connects Kaohsiung's Peng-lai Commercial Harbor area with the Pier-2 Art Center, will be inaugurated on Monday ...

International travelers can start transferring through Taiwan tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) on Wednesday (June 24) announced that international airline passengers can transfer through Taiwan, but will only be allowed to...

Youngsters expected to get free entry to Taiwan amusement parks during summer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is considering allowing young people up to the age of 19 years enter 22 amusement parks free of charge in July and August, reports said Friday (June 5). ...

Bloomberg blunders by mistaking Taiwanese airline for Chinese carrier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In yet another incident exemplifying why a name change is desperately needed, Bloomberg on Wednesday (June 3) mistook Taiwan's national carrier China Airlines (CAL) wi...

Taiwan can help, but can it help itself?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is constantly looking for recognition from the international community, but how can we as a country expect to be recognized when we continually give out mixed signa...

Mandarin Oriental Taipei plans mass layoffs in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronavirus pandemic has dented Taiwan's tourism sector and the country's most luxurious hotel, the Mandarin Oriental Taipei, due to social distancing and exte...

Taiwan to announce domestic travel subsidy measures next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said on Wednesday (May 27) that measures related to safe travel amid the pandemic (安心旅遊) and travel subsi...

Demonstrators stage sit-in against proposed ban on gatherings in Taipei Main Station lobby

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hundreds staged a sit-in at Taipei Main Station on Saturday (May 23) to protest a proposed ban on sitting in the lobby, which would deprive the country's Southeast Asi...

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...

New appointments to Taiwan's Cabinet announced

Updated: May 19, 2020, 14:30 a.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will start her second and final four-year term on Wednesday (May 20) with most ministers in he...

Proposed ban on sitting in Taipei Main Station lobby sparks heated debate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The plan to indefinitely prohibit sitting on the floor of the lobby at Taipei Main Station has set off a heated debate. The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) on Mond...