Taiwan’s China Airlines shutters travel agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines (CAL) has decided to shutter its online travel agency YesTrip Co., Ltd. (華旅網際旅行社) before any further losses amid the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, ...

Taiwan announces five travel subsidy plans to stimulate tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Monday (June 8) announced five travel subsidy plans, including subsidies for group tours and individ...

Taiwan set to revive tourism as coronavirus eases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan may soon introduce an initiative to boost the country’s tourism industry amid signs the risk of community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is falling. ...

Video shows number of visitors to Taiwan by nationality since 2001

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An amazing video showing the growth of visitors to Taiwan over the past 18 years by nationality was posted to the data visualization and storytelling website Flourish on W...

China to lift individual travel ban for Taiwan's offshore counties

China's ban on individual Chinese travelers visiting three of Taiwan's offshore counties will be lifted effective Sept. 20, the Kinmen County government announced Monday. Since Aug. 1, Beij...

The ‘new’ Taiwan beyond cross-strait relations

Beijing has been increasing pressure on Taiwan recently. From a move to ban individual travel permits for Chinese visitors to Taiwan to two large-scale military drills close to the Taiwan Strait, Chin...

Taiwan to reduce airport landing fees following China travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following China’s decision at the end of July to restrict individual tourism to Taiwan, the government’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) h...

Taiwan scholars praise minimum wage hike, warn of possible negative effects

Taipei (CNA) Taiwan scholars on Wednesday praised a Ministry of Labor (MOL) committee decision earlier in the day to raise the minimum wage next year, but also warned of possible negative effects, inc...

No plans to adjust visa-free treatment for Filipinos visiting Taiwan

Taipei (CNA) Taiwan has no plans to adjust its visa-free treatment for Philippine nationals at present, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday, following reports that several Filipino wor...

China silent on request for partial lifting of solo travel ban to Taiwan

Beijing (CNA) A Chinese official in charge of Taiwan affairs was non-committal on whether China will partially lift a ban on travel to Taiwan by independent travelers after being urged to do so by the...

Magistrates of Kinmen, Matsu, Penghu fly to Beijing to plea for travel ban lift

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The magistrates of Kinmen, Matsu, and Penghu county flew to Beijing on Monday (Aug. 12) to meet with Liu Jieyi (劉結一), the director of the Taiwan Affairs Office, and plead ...

Taiwan mulls plans to attract global tourists amid China travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said on Monday (August 5) that the government is mulling plans to attract more international travelers as a means of reducing th...

China rumored to ban group tours to Taiwan after halting individual travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China is rumored to announce a policy on Aug. 20 that would double down on restricting citizens’ freedom to visit Taiwan, the China Times reported on Monday (Aug. 5)...

Number of Taiwanese visiting U.S. rises in first half of 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of Taiwanese traveling to the United States rose by 5.2 percent during the first half of 2019 compared to the same period last year, making Taiwan the 17th-...

China attributes travel ban to Taiwan's support for HK protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing has attributed its travel ban on Taiwan to the island nation’s close ties with the U.S. and its support for Hong Kong’s anti-extradition law protests. ...