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Singapore streamer banned from Taiwan for up to 5 years for staged egg attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Singaporean streamer and her assistant will be banned from entering Taiwan for up to five years after they staged a fake assault with eggs in Kaohsiung over the weekend....

Taiwan Railway to launch sleeping cars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railway Corporation (TRC) revealed its plans on New Year's Day to roll out sleeping cars, the first of its kind in Taiwan as the company’s corporatiza...

Flight searches for Taipei soar 2,700% in 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Travel site Expedia has listed Taipei at the top of its list of travel "dupes" as searches on the website for the capital soared by 2,700% over the past year. ...

Taiwan upgrades Tourism Bureau to Tourism Agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tourism Bureau will be upgraded to a Tourism Agency from Sept. 15, with a former bureau chief as its first director-general, reports said Wednesday (Sept. 6). Earli...

Taiwan ranked 7th most popular destination for APAC tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Having lifted its COVID entry restrictions for tourists last fall, Taiwan has become the seventh most popular travel destination for Asia Pacific travelers, according to M...

Taiwan's 2 millionth visitor in 2023 is woman from Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman from Hong Kong on Wednesday (May 24) became Taiwan's two millionth visitor and also won the lucky draw for a NT$5,000 (US$162) travel stipend for foreign trave...

Taiwan and Thailand: A Comparative Study of Tourism Industries

Tourism represents the heart and soul of many countries, particularly in Asia where the diverse tapestry of cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and pulsating cities allure travelers from all corners of...

Dwight Howard angers Chinese netizens after calling Taiwan a country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Basketball star Dwight Howard said Friday (May 12) that he did not mean to hurt anyone after netizens in China complained about his description of Taiwan as a country. ...

Photo of the Day: Dwight Howard makes 'finger hearts' with Taiwan VP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former NBA player Dwight Howard has teamed up for photographs with Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) to promote overnight stays at the Presidential Office. The photo wa...

Central Taiwan airport to add 5 international destinations starting July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City Government on Monday (May 8) announced that Tigerair will reopen and launch five routes to Macau, South Korea, Vietnam, and Japan in July. The five destin...

Taipei ranked 5th safest tourist destination in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei ranks as the fifth-safest tourist destination in the world by U.K.-based security company Get Licensed. On February 17, the website released its list of the 100 ...

Taiwan looking to offer NT$5,000 to every foreign tourist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To boost tourism, Minister of Transportation and Communication Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) proposed that foreign travelers receive NT$5,000 (US$164) in spending money, while trave...

2023 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taipei

Invites Korean Friends!TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 7 February 2023 - The "2023 Taiwan Lantern Festival" is the first major large-scale international tourism event after the relaunch of inbound ...

Tourism Bureau’s Taiwanese gourmet food truck

Tourism Bureau spokescouple Kim Jae-woo and his wife make a surprise appearance to promote tourism in Taiwan with Oh!BearTAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 1 December 2022 - To publicize the opening o...

Taiwan aims to draw 700,000 foreign tourists by year's end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is looking to attract 700,000 tourists this year and hopes to restore visitor numbers to the pre-pandemic level of about 10 million by 2024. On Thursday (Oct. 13...