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___ S&P 500 hits all-time high as market extends recent gains NEW YORK (AP) — The S&P 500 index closed at an all-time high Monday, extending a recent string...

US travel industry to Chinese tourists: What trade war?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popular Chines...

US travel industry to Chinese tourists: What trade war?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popul...

Greece: Migrant child killed in boat collision

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A Greek coast guard patrol boat collided with a dinghy carrying migrants to the island of Kos from Turkey on Wednesday, leaving a child dead and another person missing, aut...

Whale-watching wharf in eastern Taiwan to be relocated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- People who enjoy spotting humpback whales in Hualien will have to go to a new location to board their boats, according to a report by CNA. Whale-watching makes up a major pa...

Hong Kong protesters mock China leaders, defy face mask ban

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters donned cartoon character masks and mocked China’s leaders while forming human chains in defiance of a ban on face coverings at public assemblies. Gathering ...

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...

Cambodian police arrest suspects in rape of French tourist

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Police in Cambodia say they have arrested three men accused of raping a female French tourist last week. The chief of police in the southern province of K...

Fall and winter travel subsidies well received by tourism industry: Taiwan Tourism Bureau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan Tourism Bureau said in a news release that its fall and winter domestic travel subsidy program has been well received by the travel and hotel industry across the country...

Taiwan’s Hualien City and Japan’s Takachiho Town become sister cities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hualien City Mayor Wei Chia-hsien (魏嘉賢) signed an agreement on Tuesday (Oct. 8) with the mayor of Japan’s Takachiho Town to upgrade the two cities’ relationshi...

Slovenia's former national airline faces receivership

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's government says receivership is the only option for troubled former state carrier Adria Airways, which has suspended most of its flights amid financial woes. ...

SKAL International Taipei hosts sustainable tourism forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – SKAL International Taipei (台北順風社) President Hiro Liao (廖國宏) said during an interview on Thursday (Sept. 26) that he intends to upgrade Taiwan’s tourism through incre...

Greek island ferry crews to launch 24-hour strike Sept. 24

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Ferry services to Greek popular island destinations face severe disruptions next week due to a strike called by the country's powerful seamen's union. The PNO u...

Taiwan steps up campaign in Vietnam to boost tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is engaging in a vigorous campaign to promote bilateral tourism with Vietnam by participating in a travel exposition and holding promotional events. The Tourism ...

Taiwan’s Yilan Children’s Festival draws record number of attendees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 44-day 2019 Yilan International Children's Folklore & Folkgame Festival (YICFFF) saw more than half a million visitors before drawing to a close on Sunday (Aug...