Deserted military barracks in NE Taiwan turned into tourist attraction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A deserted military barracks located on Bitou Cape in northeastern Taiwan has been renovated by tourism authorities, and it opened to the public on Nov. 5 in hopes of attr...

Despite fires, California wine is doing just fine - for now

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — If you're worried that wildfires might have created shortages of Northern California's 2019 cabernet sauvignon, or even just imparted it with an undesirable smoky flavor, you...

Taiwan expects 11.8 million visitors in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of tourists visiting Taiwan this year should reach 11.8 million, a rise of 7 percent compared to the previous year, Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) ...

Taiwan to double efforts to woo Muslim tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will up the ante and pledge more resources to attract visitors from the Muslim world, as tourist data fails to impress even with the island working to create a Musl...

Mountains highlighted to promote Taiwan at London travel show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is promoting tourism at the 2019 World Travel Market (WTM), an international travel trade show being held in London Nov. 4 to 6. With the theme "The Year of...

Taiwan expands fall and winter travel subsidies with hot spring discounts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Tourism Bureau has expanded its existing fall and winter travel subsidy program with new hot spring discounts, the bureau said in a press release on Oct. 25. ...

Tolt's 'Don't go to Taiwan' gains 1.8 million views in 1 week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A travel video introducing Taiwan with the contrarian title "Don't go to Taiwan" has gained over 1.8 million views within a week since it was uploaded to You...

Turkey relaxes visa restrictions for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Visitors from Taiwan can now enjoy multiple entries to Turkey, as the country has relaxed visa restrictions for the island to boost tourism. Starting Oct. 26, Taiwanese...

Singapore metro goes retro Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Tourism Bureau Singapore office has launched a new carriage design that looks like a traditional, tiled, Taiwanese bathroom on Singapore's North-East metro ...

French filmmaker Tolt releases 'Don’t go to Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French film director Benjamin Martinie, who goes by the handle "Tolt," has created a travel video introducing Taiwan with the contrarian title "Don't go...

Taiwan introduces accreditation system for local hotels

The Tourism Bureau on Wednesday introduced an accreditation program for hotels in Taiwan, which it said will help travelers identify safe, sanitary and legitimately registered places of accommodation....

3 people sentenced to prison in case of 'missing' Vietnamese tourists

Three people were sentenced to prison Wednesday for helping to hide Vietnamese tourists and secure illegal employment for them in Taiwan shortly after the visitors entered the country last year. Th...

New Taipei's 2019 Christmasland gala lights up on Nov. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City's annual Christmasland light show will light up on Nov. 15 in New Taipei City Plaza and will include light shows, market fairs, stage performances, and...

Tourism Bureau hosts workshop in Vietnam for travel operators

The Tourism Bureau hosted a workshop in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang Sunday to promote its initiative called "Taiwan Quality Tour" for travel operators that provide Vietnamese visitors wit...

Han claims he can bring 20 million tourists to Taiwan through closer China ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Sunday (Oct. 20) pledged to increase the number of foreign tourists to Taiwan to 20 million by 2028 by establishing c...