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Fast ferries best way to chase ‘blue tears’ at Taiwan’s Matsu: Travel agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New fast ferries present the best solution to the problem of canceled flights to Taiwan’s outlying Matsu Islands during fog season, which often overlaps with “...

Shangri-La Far Eastern, Taipei Appoints Marco Vazzoler As Area General Manager

Shangri-La Far Eastern, Taipei welcomes its newly appointed area general manager, Marco Vazzoler, who also oversees Shangri-La Far Eastern, Tainan and Mega 50. With 40 years’ experience in the h...

New ferry between Taiwan and Matsu sells out tickets fast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In just five days following the announcement of a new fast ferry that will go between Taiwan and the Matsu Islands beginning in April, over 80% of the tickets for April an...

New ferry takes only 3 hours to travel between Taiwan and Matsu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Maritime transport between Taiwan and the Matsu Islands will enter a new era as early as April next year, when the trip will be shortened to only three hours one way by fa...

Hotels in Taiwan's Taitung County offer special NT$1 deal for travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For many people, NT$1 (US$0.035) may not seem like much, but some hotels on Taiwan's east coast are offering a special deal at such a price. The hotel industry in T...

Over 500 Taiwan passengers still stranded overseas by FAT's sudden flight suspensions

Update: 12:20 p.m. FAT Chairman Chang Kang-wei (張綱維) said at a press event on Friday (Dec. 13) that the company is not, in fact, suspending its operations and that it will obtain sufficient capital...

Taiwan travel agencies to rebook flights following HK airport chaos

Taipei (CNA) Two Taiwan-based travel agencies said Monday that they will help customers rebook their flight schedules and hotel accommodation following a major protest that paralyzed air traffic at Ho...

Taiwan Railways launches Hello Kitty tourist train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Hello Kitty fans, are you ready? The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has announced on their website that a tourist train will reenter service decked out with a new Hel...

Taiwan’s Formosa Express to treat passengers with Michelin delicacies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced Tuesday (May 7) that individuals riding on its trains between May 8 and June 30 will be treated to Michelin-recommended deli...

Four Points by Sheraton Taipei changes name, cuts contract with Marriott for bowing to Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After canceling its contract with Marriott for kowtowing to Beijing, Four Points by Sheraton Taipei (福朋喜來登酒店) has now changed its name to RSL Taipei Jhonghe Hotel (瓏山林台北中和大飯店)....

How localization made Taiwan KFC taste 'even better'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For those expats who have tried KFC in Taiwan and wondered why the fried chicken is crispier, juicier and spicier than its American cousin, a writer at OZY.com gained some insi...

Taiwan is gunning for 'unlicensed rentals' with AirBnB in its crosshairs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan government, in cooperation with some of the largest Taiwanese travel companies, are poised to start cracking down on businesses that provide “unlicensed&r...

Online poll ranks Papago Intl. Resort as most beautiful hotel in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an online poll conducted by the Taiwanese travel company EzTravel, over 30,000 netizens have given their vote “Taiwan’s most beautiful hotel.” The ...

Taiwan’s EVA Air and China Airlines cancel flights to Bali due to volcano activity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s China Airlines and EVA Air have cancelled their flights to Bali, Indonesia in the face of increased volcano activity of Mount Agung. Indonesian authorities...

What’s the cruelest reality you don’t want to face after taking a long trip?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--What is the cruelest thing that you don’t want to face after taking a long trip? The fact that you have to work the next day? Not, according to an online survey conducted b...