Push renewed to elevate White Sands to national park status

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The push to elevate a vast expanse of shifting white sand dunes in New Mexico to national park status was renewed Tuesday as members of the state's congressional delegation re...

Sea Turtles’ Beauty Only Belongs in Ocean

(WildAid) - Chinese actor Eddie Peng (Peng Yuyan) is reminding the public that beautiful souvenirs are often made from poached Hawksbill sea turtles, contributing to their critically endangered status...

ITB Berlin tourism partner Malaysia claims it has 'no gays'

Malaysia faces a potential backlash from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) rights groups after claiming that the Muslim-majority country doesn't have gays. On Tuesday, Tour...

New video guide series will share Taiwan’s National Parks with the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is a hidden jewel of Asia, and no matter when you visit, it is always worth the cost, says David Code, internationally recognized travel writer. Taiwan may not be lar...

For Taiwan tourism, Hualien is a great catch

Providing natural beauty within short drives all around the city’s center, Hualien is a gem on the east coast that stands head and shoulders above most other tourist destinations in Taiwan. N...

Taiwan plans charter flight between Hualien and central Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Representatives from Taiwan’s Hualien County and Japan’s Niigata Prefecture met in Hualien today, to further coordinate cooperation and plan a regular charter ...

Seeking the mystery of vortexes in Sedona, Arizona

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — I suppose I shouldn't have taken the parking attendant's advice so literally. "You'll know it when you feel it," he had told me when I asked where I'd find the v...

Taipei Fashion Week to showcase indigenous and Hakka culture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The inaugural Taipei Fashion Week will showcase the best of Taiwan’s Spring/Summer collections, at the Taiwan Traditional Theater Center from Dec. 6 to Dec. 9. &q...

YouTuber captures beauty of NE Taiwan with aerial drone photography

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A YouTuber by the name of Eric Lin has been creating some spectacular film clips of Taiwan using aerial drone photography, orchestral scores, and his own video editing ski...

Gifts for the food, drink and coffee lover in your life

For the foodie on your holiday list — or just people who might appreciate a good tequila or pie pan — we offer a gift guide. It's got coffee machines, books, chocolate truffles and a fabulous tote to ...

Film promoting eastern Taiwan awarded at film festival in Portugal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A short film promoting the beauty of the eastern Taiwan won the Best Asian Film award at a tourism film festival in Portugal on Oct. 26, according to Taiwan’s Touris...

5 ways Taiwan can increase international tourism without building theme parks and casinos

Earlier this week, it was reported that an advisor to the Taiwan travel agency association has suggested that Taiwan needs to open more theme parks and casinos to attract more international tourists t...

Three misleading Taiwan attractions

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Tourism is big business in Taiwan, and there is no shortage of people here who make a good living from it, despite the hype of a decline in Chinese tourists hitting the indu...

On tiny Linosa, it's easy to adopt island's relaxed rhythms

LINOSA ISLAND, Italy (AP) — There are no hotels, but islanders open up their simple, gaily painted homes to those seeking relaxed rhythms. No banks either, but there's not a lot mone...

Hope and caution in North Korea as Kim Jong Un shifts gears

MOUNT CHILBO, North Korea (AP) — Tanned and wearing a swimsuit, So Myong Il walks to the barbecue pit and throws on some clams. He obviously loves the beach he's on as well as the ru...