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 to require all foreign visitors take PCR test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Taiwan opens its borders to travelers, they will be required to pass a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) before they will be ...

Taiwanese flood into Kenting as CECC lifts restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 20,000 vehicles and 500,000 visitors flooded into southern Taiwan's resort town of Kenting over the weekend as the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) lifted m...

Taiwan not opening borders to travelers, yet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (June 4) said that although it is relaxing domestic travel restrictions on Sunday (June 7), it won't op...

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 to stay closed to foreign visitors until standards set: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head on Thursday (May 7) said Taiwan will not open its borders to foreign visitors until other countries adopt standard...

Ministry of Transportation plans subsidies for hospitality workers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To ease the impact of the coronavirus on Taiwan's tourism industry, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) is planning to give subsidies to 140,000 o...

Taiwan welcomes record 2 million Japanese tourists in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan saw a record high of 11.84 million individuals visiting Taiwan in 2019, including a record number of visitors from Japan. According to statistics released by the...

Spend a Night @ Taiwan’s Presidential Building event causes controversy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With 27 days left until the January election, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was criticized by both the Kuomintang (KMT) and Formosa Alliance Tuesday (Dec. 17) for the Spend...

Night market helps street vendors get halal-certified to boost tourism in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To tap into the busy Muslim travel market, Liuhe Night Market in Kaohsiung is assisting several street food stalls to secure Halal certification to enable Muslim tourists ...

Lin Chi-ling's wedding boosts tourism in Taiwan's old capital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sunday's wedding between Taiwan's favorite supermodel, Lin Chi-ling (林志玲) and Japanese boy band member Akira in Tainan, the hometown of Lin’s parents, booste...

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...

Video shows number of visitors to Taiwan by nationality since 2001

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An amazing video showing the growth of visitors to Taiwan over the past 18 years by nationality was posted to the data visualization and storytelling website Flourish on W...

Taipei Hot Springs Season coming to N. Taiwan Oct. 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Taipei Hot Springs Season festival will launch in Xinbeitou (新北投) on Oct. 31 and last through Nov. 4, focusing on hot springs, Taiwanese delicacies, concerts, and...

'Meet Charming Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The General Association of Chinese Culture (GACC) and Taiwan Bar, the short film production company, have launched “Meet Charming Taiwan,” episode one in a seri...