New Southbound Policy bearing fruit, says Taiwan trade office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of people from “New Southbound” countries residing in Taiwan has increased by 60 percent since 2016, according to the Executive Yuan’s Office ...

Taipei Mayor Ko visits Japan to meet with politicians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) left for Japan on Thursday morning (May 23) to meet with Japanese politicians and learn more about the country’s tourism and energy policies,...

Why Quebec endlessly beckons those on a bicycle

MONTREAL (AP) — In Montreal each spring, an epic bicycle festival demonstrates how 25,000 people can let the good times roll without bumping into each other too much.  In Quebec City...

Opening of Taiwan’s Dongsha Island to tourists is still 2 to 3 years away: MOI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – People who had planned to take a sightseeing trip to Dongsha Island will still have to wait for two to three years before their trip can become a reality, according to a M...

Rejecting taboos, Palestinian businessman welcomes US plan

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian businessman who flouts political taboos by working with Israeli settlers in the West Bank could soon have a role in President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan. ...

Cambodia to investigate Taiwan tour agencies for cheating local businesses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A group of 20 different establishments in Siem Reap, Cambodia have accused a group of unnamed Taiwanese tour companies of failing to pay their debts at the hotels and rest...

Mount Everest: Sherpa breaks own record after 24th climb

Nepalese Sherpa Kami Rita on Tuesday reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak of Mount Everest for the 24th time, breaking his own record for successful climbs. This was his second time on the summ...

Taiwan, Indo-Pacific allies cooperate on development of indigenous peoples tourism

TAIPEI -- Taiwan and its six Indo-Pacific allies are sharing policymaking experience and know-how in advancing the indigenous peoples tourism industry and sustainable development throughout the region...

Sherpa guide climbs Everest 24th time, outdoing own record

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Sherpa mountaineer has extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world's highest peak. Nepal Department of Tour...

Taiwan Hengchun Airport to remain open, hoping for charter flights

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Hengchun Airport in Pingtung County will continue to stay open on a trial basis as it still hopes to serve international charter flights, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) sai...

UK's 'Mr. Brexit' Nigel Farage eyes EU election success

Nigel Farage has traveled to Wales to campaign on behalf of his new Brexit Party ahead of the European Parliament elections. An exuberant crowd awaits him in the small coastal town of Newport. "H...

Easyjet, Thomas Cook and Ryanair — Brexit's effect on tourism's big names

The dark cloud of Brexit still looms large over Europe's tourism industry, despite the delay to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union. Fewer Europeans are visiting the UK. According to...

Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, wounds 16

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids. They say Sunday's blast wounded at least 16 people, including tourists. ...

Switzerland votes on changing gun laws to fit with EU rules

Swiss voters are casting their ballots on Sunday in a referendum on tightening the country's gun laws to comply with rules from the European Union. Although Switzerland is not an EU member, it co...

Taipei to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on June 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei City Government will host the “2019 Eid al-Fitr Celebration in Taipei and Muslim Festival” at Da’an Park on June 9, Taipei’s Department of Inform...