Taiwan traffic and hotel info for Mid-Autumn Festival 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The four-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday (Oct. 1-4) is coming up, and Taiwan News has compiled some information to help readers enjoy the holiday more. Traffic The Min...

It's time for 7-Eleven to take the plastic crisis seriously: Greenpeace Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greenpeace Taiwan is petitioning 7-Eleven to pare back its reliance on single-use plastic, as the country's leading convenience store chain runs its empire by producin...

Taiwan travel agency invests in luxury hotel on Xiao Liuqiu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan’s top travel agencies announced Friday (Sept. 18) it was investing NT$500 million (US$17.2 million) to build the first luxury hotel on the Pingtung Cou...

Taiwan dive firm says swimmers wearing sunscreen ‘not welcome’ in Kenting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese company providing diving services has pleaded with people not to put on sunblock with certain chemicals when swimming around Kenting (墾丁), the southernmost tou...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau reveals top 5 destinations under stimulus program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hualien County, Yilan County, Taitung County, Taichung City, and Penghu County are the top five destinations where Taiwanese have been taking advantage of the ongoing gove...

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...

Body of missing snorkeler found on Taiwan's Green Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The body of a man who went missing in the island township of Liuqiu (小琉球, Xiao Liuqiu) while snorkeling was found dead by the Coast Guard on a shore of Green Island Saturd...

French travel show visits Xiao Liuqiu Island in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – French travel TV show "Echappees belles" visited Taiwan earlier this year and was mesmerized by the beauty and eco-friendly designs on Xiao Liuqiu Island in Ping...

Foreign tourist in Taiwan charged for harassing protected turtle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign teenage tourist visiting Taiwan was charged by Pingtung County authorities on Thursday (Oct. 10) for disturbing a wild turtle in its natural habitat. The Germ...

US yacht freed after 3 days on rocks in Southwest Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A sailing boat from the United States with one person on board was finally afloat again Friday (September 13) after spending three days stuck on coral reefs near the Pingt...

Seven must-see attractions in Pingtung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Last week, we reported on the latest campaign by the Pingtung County Government to attract visitors to the region from Singapore. They have paid for advertising on 100 cabs acr...