Number of Chinese visitors to Hawaii continues to decline

HONOLULU (AP) — The number of Chinese visitors to Hawaii is decreasing in a trend that has continued for the past four years. Hawaii Public Radio reported Tuesday that Chinese visito...

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...

Brunei-Kinmen charter flights scheduled for November

The Kinmen Tourism Department announced earlier this week that four international charter flights will fly from Brunei to Kinmen in November, as part of efforts to promote tourism to Taiwan's outl...

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 ...

Foreign tourist arrivals up 13% in first seven months of 2019

Foreign nationals made nearly 7 million visits to Taiwan from January to July this year, up 12.85 percent from the same period a year earlier, Taiwan's Tourism Bureau said Monday. During the fi...

Taiwan tourism revenue soars to new high in Q2

Taipei (CNA) Taiwan's tourism revenue reached a quarterly record of US$3.96 billion in the second quarter of the year, the country's central bank reported Tuesday. Bank officials attributed...

Transportation minister threatens to end Taiwan airport design contract

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If the main design of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal 3 is not changed, the government might decide to end the present contract, Transportation Minis...

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...

Sri Lanka gives free visa to boost tourism after bomb blasts

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka says it will give one-month free visa on arrival to visitors from nearly 50 countries in its latest effort to revive the island nation's lucrative tourism industry ...

Sri Lanka to slash airline charges to help boost tourism

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government says it will decrease ground handling charges for airlines and slash aviation fuel and embarkation taxes to help the country's vital tourism industry r...

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka sharply declined after attack

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The state-run tourism agency says the arrival of tourists in Sri Lanka rapidly declined in June, dealing a severe blow to the lucrative industry in the aftermath of the Easte...

Mexico's prized beaches threatened by smelly algae invasion

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tourists looking for sun and sand in Mexican resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum have been disgusted by foul-smelling mounds of sargassum — a seaweed-like algae — piling...

'Stand together,' urges New Zealand's human rights commissioner

New Zealand's Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt urged "Kiwis to stand together" Friday as the toll from a gunman's apparent racist attack on two mosques mounted in the South ...

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...

Taiwan named 'Asia's Favorite Destination' by national Malaysian travel association

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A national travel association in Malaysia has dubbed Taiwan “Asia’s Favorite Destination” as the number of Malaysian tourists visiting Taiwan continues t...