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Number of flights to and from Taiwan decrease due to Chinese military exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The numbers of flights to and from Taiwan as well as connecting flights have decreased due to the live-fire military drills the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have b...

Taiwan planning alternate cargo flight routes following China's announced military drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) revealed on Wednesday (August 3) it is coordinating with Japan and the Philippines to plan alternative cargo fligh...

Taiwan may allow scooters to ride in inner lane

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Friday (July 29) said it is considering lifting some restrictions on scooters, such as allowing them to ride in...

Taiwan’s Suhua Improvement road to open to white plate motorcycles for 6-month trial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — White plate motorcycles in Taiwan will soon be allowed to ride on the Suhua Improvement road on a trial basis for six months, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) sai...

Taiwan to welcome first post-COVID tour group from Japan on July 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Twenty-five Japanese scheduled to arrive on July 31 will be the first tour group to visit Taiwan as COVID-19 travel restrictions are gradually lifted, reports said Saturda...

Taiwan looking to open to inbound, outbound tour groups simultaneously

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is looking to lift its two-year ban on tourism, possibly by first allowing both inbound and outbound group tours simultaneously. At a press conference on Monday ...

Taiwan looking to end tour group ban, raise weekly arrival cap to 100,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is looking to lift the ban on travel agencies from providing international group tours, expanding the weekly incoming passenger quota to 100,000, and lowering quara...

Taiwan’s Kinmen Bridge inauguration set for mid-October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kinmen Bridge, a cross-sea bridge that connects Kinmen’s two main islands, will be open to traffic in mid-October, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications ...

Taiwan to roll out hotel subsidies up to NT$1,300 per room from July 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) will roll out a five-month-long hotel stay subsidy program on July 15 to give a boost to the country&rs...

Taiwan’s Chunghwa Post adds four more languages to its ATMs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chunghwa Post announced on Tuesday (June 21) that it has added four more foreign languages to its ATMs around the country. The company said at a regular Ministry of Tra...

Taiwan’s Taoyuan to offer hotel subsidies for individual travelers from July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City Department of Tourism will launch a hotel subsidy program for individual tourists visiting the city from July 1 in a bid to boost the city’s tourism ind...

Syria suspends Damascus airport flights after Israel strike

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria has suspended all flights to and from Damascus International Airport after an Israeli airstrike on Friday hit an area close to the facility, a pro-government newspaper rep...

Taiwan’s domestic flights will cost on average NT$100 more from June 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s domestic flight ticket prices will be up 4.8%, or NT$100 (US$3.41) on average, amid rising jet fuel prices starting from June 30, the Civil Aeronautics Admi...

Taiwan to dole out sightseeing subsidies and revive tourism industry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan government has decided to spend NT$5.5 billion (US$204 million) out of a NT$34.56 billion relief and economic stimulus package approved by the Cabinet on Thursd...

Taiwan railway union cancels Dragon Boat Festival action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railway Labor Union (TRLU) announced Wednesday (May 25) it was canceling its plan for an overtime ban during the June 3-5 Dragon Boat Festival holiday. On Ma...