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Funding approved for MRT extension from Taipei to Keelung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Funding has been approved for an extension to the MRT system in northern Taiwan that will connect Keelung to Taipei's network. The Cabinet approved the NT$69.689 bi...

Taiwan raises safety concerns following altered Chinese flight routes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) decision to alter multiple flight routes affects the safety of Taiwan aviation, Minister of Transportation and Communicati...

Taiwan EVA Air pilot strike could impact 15,000 LNY travelers per day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said thousands of travelers could be impacted if EVA Air's pilots go on strike during the Lunar New Year. He said Friday...

Taiwan’s 6 millionth visitor for 2023 arrives from Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As government officials predicted, Taiwan’s 6 millionth visitor for 2023 arrived in the country Friday (Dec. 15). The traveler, a man from Singapore named in Mand...

Taiwan most popular 2023 travel search term on Google Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan finished the year as the most popular travel destination for searches at Google Vietnam, reports said Wednesday (Dec. 13). The report came as Taiwan prepared to ...

Taiwan expects 6 millionth visitor next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan expects its 6 millionth visitor of the year to arrive on Dec. 15, Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said Friday (Dec. 8). Before the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Motorcyclists protest in Taipei demanding access to national highways

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Motorcyclists from across Taiwan gathered in Taipei on Sunday (Nov. 26) outside the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) to demand greater access to Taiwan&...

Taiwan tourism association welcomes KMT-TPP cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese tourism development association said it was happy to see opposition political parties unite for the 2024 election after the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) a...

Taiwan plans to expand regular direct flights to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will allow regular direct flights to 13 airports in China now served by charters, Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said Tuesday (Nov. 7). Last week, W...

Taiwan to allow tour groups to visit China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will allow tour groups to visit China from March at the earliest, reports said Friday (Nov. 3). At the opening of the Taipei International Travel Fair (ITF), Tra...

Truck driver behind 17-vehicle pileup in Taiwan says he was 'dazed'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The driver of a gravel truck that caused a multi-vehicle collision told police that he was distracted and did not notice the stationary vehicles ahead of him in time to av...

Minister says Chinese tourists not expected back in Taiwan until next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s transport minister has said that after communicating through “private channels” he understands that Chinese tourists will not be visiting Taiwan...

Taiwan discusses hotel jobs for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Facing a shortage of 8,000 employees in the hotel sector, several ministries were discussing plans to import migrant workers, Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) s...

Taiwan train drivers abandon overtime ban during Mid-Autumn holidays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A train driver union has abandoned plans for an overtime ban during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday after talks with the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOT...

South Korean is Taiwan’s 4 millionth visitor for 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman from South Korea’s Jeju Island is this year’s 4 millionth visitor to Taiwan, bringing the country closer to its goal of welcoming 6 million tourists in...