AP WAS THERE: 1980 Olympics

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was published in the Huntsvi...

Morocco's carriage horses suffer as COVID-19 bars tourists

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Abdenabi Nouidi sold his favorite horse for $150 to help feed the others on the team that pulls tourists in carriages through the buzzing streets of Marrakech. The prospect o...

Summer road trip? Quarantines are crimping some US travelers

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Families trying to squeeze in a summer vacation before school starts better do some homework on COVID-19 restrictions before loading up the minivan. The web of...

Taiwan's Penghu mulls travel charge for visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's offshore archipelago of Penghu saw an overwhelming number of visitors over the last few weeks and in response the local government said Friday (July 31) it is...

New Zealand should open up for Taiwanese travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New Zealand economist has urged the government to open its borders to Taiwan, which poses a mitigated risk of coronavirus transmission. Eric Crampton, chief economist...

Residents of small Taiwanese island complain about too many tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While foreign travel in most parts of the world is still impossible due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, residents of Green Island in Taitung County are compl...

Taiwanese look to great outdoors for respite from pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the pandemic continues to spiral out of control abroad, Taiwanese looking to get away for the summer are increasingly turning to the outdoors. According to statistic...

TRA offers discounted rides as domestic tourism rises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is rolling out 70 percent off deals for its Chu-Kuang tickets, 34 percent off for its TR-PASS, NT$500 (US$17) off for its cruise-s...

Taiwan airlines mobilize larger aircraft amid domestic travel surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As foreign travel has dwindled due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Uni Air added the Airbus A321 to service the route between Taipei and the southeastern cit...

Lives Lost: Young Venezuelan dreamed of better life in Peru

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Yurancy Castillo did not want to leave her family. But as inflation in Venezuela soared, rendering her salary as a social worker nearly worthless, the young ...

39 venues offer hot deals for Taiwan Museum Pass holders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents and visitors in Taiwan are invited to use the Taiwan Museum Pass (愛臺灣博物館卡) for unlimited access to a dozen museums across the island country with the approach of...

Scoot resumes Singapore-Taiwan flights

Budget airline Scoot resumed flights between Singapore and Taiwan starting Sunday, following a temporary suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Singaporean carrier, which suspended flights de...

Sightseers flock to tourist spots across Taiwan

Large crowds were seen at tourist spots across Taiwan at the beginning of the four-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday Thursday, following the reduction of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Taiwan. In...

GNC files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection, Ugg in demand

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and t...

Limited-edition Taiwan Railways bento to conquer passengers’ taste buds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Passengers riding the Taiwan Railways trains can expect to relish in new gastronomic delights as the railway service rolls out a variety of limited-edition bento boxes bet...