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Taiwanese travel agencies continue focusing on domestic business after 2020 revenue drop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese travel agencies will continue to focus on domestic travel this year, as some major agencies suffered a 70 to 80 percent decrease in annual revenue last year due ...

Coronavirus: Success stories Japan and South Korea start to struggle

The coronavirus has put South Korea "against the wall," President Moon Jae-in told the nation on Monday as schools were ordered to close under what's expected to become a "Phase 3&q...

Japan mulls limited resumption of inbound tourism from spring: Reports

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s administration is leaning toward allowing small tour groups from Asian countries where coronavirus infections are well under control, such as China and Taiwan, th...

Consumer spending in Islamic economy sectors forecast to rebound by end-2021, market size slated to reach US$2.3 trillion by 2024

Takeaways from the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2020/21 will be unveiled at Reimagine: Halal in Asia 2020, providing insights on capturing opportunities in the resilient Muslim market ...

Tokyo sees record number of new cases amid nationwide spike

TOKYO (AP) — Authorities in Tokyo announced nearly 500 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, the biggest daily increase in the Japanese capital since the pandemic began, amid a nationwide spike i...

Asia at a crossroads in fight against coronavirus as cases surge

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Countries across the Asia-Pacific region reported record new coronavirus numbers and fresh outbreaks on Monday, with Japan facing mounting pressure to reimpose a state of emergency ...

The Latest: Mongolia restricts capital after 9 recent cases

BEIJING — Residents of Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar have been told to stay at home as part of nationwide lockdown measures due to remain in place through Tuesday following the detection of new co...

Thailand reopens borders to groups of tourists from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of 39 tourists from China arrived in Thailand Tuesday (Oct. 20) after the Southeast Asian country kept its borders closed for seven months due to the Wuhan coronav...

Explore east coast of Taiwan by bike during Double Ten holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Domestic tourism in Taiwan is thriving as tourists are avoiding overseas travel during the coronavirus pandemic, and a bike tour in Taitung has become the latest buzzword ...

China Golden Week holiday pumps up tourism, boon to economy

HONG KONG (AP) — Some 637 million Chinese tourists took domestic trips during the eight-day Golden Week holiday, spending the equivalent of tens of billions of dollars at a time when China is seeking ...

1,500 returned expats expected to attend Taiwan's Double Ten events

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Around 1,500 overseas Taiwanese are expected to participate in events marking the National Day of Taiwan on Oct. 10. The number of newly returned expats taking part in ...

Holidaymakers flock to Xiaoliuqiu at start of long festival weekend

Visitors on Thursday arrived in droves at Taiwan's offshore Liuqiu Island, commonly called Xiaoliuqiu on the first day of the long Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. The number of passengers departin...

2020 World Cleanup Day - Let's Keep Taitung Beautiful

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 30 September 2020 - World Cleanup Day (WCD) is the global social action volunteer program held in coordination with LET'S DO IT! on the 3rd Saturday of every Septemb...

When will tourists return to Africa? Continent must guess

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Raino Bolz quickly diversified when his tourism business in South Africa’s winelands crashed to a halt in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. He sold a minibus — ...

2020 Taiwan Indigenous Tourism Festival to kick off next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 Taiwan Indigenous Tourism Festival (2020台灣部落觀光嘉年華) will take place at Taipei's Songshan Cultural Park from Sept. 18 to Sept. 20, featuring music, dances, pain...