Taipei ranked 'Best Leisure Destination in Asia'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei on Friday (June 26) was named the 'Best Leisure Destination in Asia" by Global Traveler for the third year in a row. On its list of "2020 Leisure L...

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...

C. Taiwan recreational area offering NT$10 admission tickets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Nantou Forest District Office is offering NT$10 (US$0.33) for admission to the Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area (奧萬大國家森林遊樂區) from July 1 to 5 to celebrate the 2...

Taiwan extends ban on tour groups to July 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As countries begin to discuss travel bubbles amid the slowdown of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the ban on inbound and outbound tour groups will nevertheless ...

Taiwan's Tainan lists sites where annular solar eclipse can be observed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan in southwestern Taiwan is offering a list of sites in the city where people can observe the annular solar eclipse on June 21, which will not be visible again until ...

Photo of the Day: Sand sculpture honoring Taiwan's CECC head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This sand sculpture depicting the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head and his team first appeared at Fulong Beach in mid-May. In preparation for the 13th annual...

Domestic tourism sees boost as pandemic eases in Taiwan

People in Taiwan are eager to travel again as COVID-19 fears ease, but with overseas travel restrictions still in place, domestic tourism has been the big winner, with hotels, travel agencies and amus...

People with names containing ‘turtle’ free to join trip to Taiwan’s Turtle Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Does your name contain the character for "turtle" (龜)? If it does, you are eligible to visit Turtle Island off the coast of Taiwan's Yilan County on Aug. 1 w...

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 extends ban on outbound, inbound group tours until June 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Tourism Bureau announced on Tuesday that the ban on travel agencies operating outbound and inbound group tours will be extended to June 30, citing the ongoing C...

Two Taiwan hotels close due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ching Sheng Hotel (景聖樓) at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan’s Nantou County and Tayih Landis Hotel in Tainan City (台南大億麗緻酒店) will close their doors in May and June, respectiv...

Tainan mayor accuses Tourism Bureau of coronavirus stigmatization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲) on Monday (April 27) accused the central government of sending out COVID-19 crowd warnings that are completely off the mark, saying, &ldquo...

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle to take passengers on cruises through mountains near Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Tourist Shuttle will begin to take passengers on cruises through the mountainous terrain of Taichung City’s Dakeng, Xinshe, and Guguan districts in the second...

Taiwan extends ban on tour groups until May 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tourism Bureau on Wednesday (April 8) extended a ban on Taiwanese tour groups traveling overseas and foreign tour groups entering the country by a month, until May 31....

Taiwan Tourism Bureau head demoted amid COVID-19 controversy

Chou Yung-hui (周永暉), director-general of the Tourism Bureau, has been demoted amid a controversy involving a high-ranking bureau official, whose misconduct led to one of his colleagues becoming infect...