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Taiwan's new passport to launch in January with drawing for first 100

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new edition of the Taiwanese passport — with a design emphasizing the word “Taiwan” on the cover — will launch on Jan. 11, according to the Min...

Taipei to offer NT$1,000 accommodation subsidy from Dec. 24 to March 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City will offer NT$1,000 (US$35) accommodation subsidies to 100,000 individual travelers from Dec. 24 to March 7 — except most Fridays and Saturdays — i...

Taiwan unveils new design for nation's passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Cabinet has unveiled the new design for the Taiwanese passport cover, with the intention of emphasizing the word "Taiwan" and avoid confusion with...

Minister: Cyprus will lose over 75% of tourism this year

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus doesn’t expect to see this year more than 20%-25% of the record 3.97 million vacationing visitors the Mediterranean island nation welcomed in 2019 because the coronavirus...

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...

Southwest will test thermal cameras at Dallas Love Field

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines will test thermal cameras for spotting people with fevers beginning next month at the Dallas airport as it tries to convince people to fly during the coronavirus pande...

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...

Chinese struggle to return to work as virus controls ease

WUHAN, China (AP) — After two months in locked-down Wuhan, Wei Lei was eager to get back to work on a railway construction site. Instead, the 22-year-old found himself stranded at an expressway toll p...

Alishan in S. Taiwan packed with flower watchers, undaunted by coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The charm of cherry blossoms is quelling at least some fears of the novel coronavirus, as exemplified by the occupancy rate of hotels on southwestern Taiwan's Alishan....

Taiwan bans export of temperature guns during coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs announced Wednesday (March 4) that it was banning the export of “temperature guns” until the end of the month, though individu...

Taiwan customs officials confiscate over 3,000 face masks from Polish passengers

Taiwan's airport officials confiscated 3,446 surgical face masks from two Polish passengers last Sunday, the largest single seizure in the country by air travelers since export restrictions were p...

Taiwan tourists stuck in Italy amid shutdown of air routes between 2 countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines sent one airplane to evacuate Taiwanese tourists from Rome on Monday (Feb. 3) after Italy reported the first two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus an...

Taiwan presidential candidates present views and policies live on TV

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's three presidential candidates presented their views and policies live on television for the first time on Wednesday evening (Dec. 18) evening. A real debat...

Taiwan could see see 11.79 million visitors by end of 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of foreign visitors in Taiwan could break last year’s record of 11.06 million and reach 11.79 million by the end of 2019, reports said Wednesday (Dec. 11)...

Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines passes test ahead of operating license

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – StarLux Airlines Co., Ltd. has passed a 50-hour flight test, allowing the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) to pass on a request for an air operator’s certifica...