CAA approves EVA Air’s pleasure cruise around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) on Wednesday (July 29) approved EVA Airways’ application for a special flight route around the island to take p...

New blow to Spain's tourism sector from German, UK travel bans

The UK's sudden decision on Saturday to enforce a 14-day quarantine on travelers from Spain sent shockwaves through an already troubled Spanish tourism sector. Within hours, TUI, Europe's larg...

Taiwan extends ban on tour groups until Aug 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Tourism Bureau announced Friday (July 24) the ban on inbound and outbound tour groups would be extended for another month, until Aug. 31. Despite Taiwan'...

Taiwan extends ban on tour groups to July 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As countries begin to discuss travel bubbles amid the slowdown of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the ban on inbound and outbound tour groups will nevertheless ...

Taipei hotels on brink of precipice due to coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hotels in Taipei are on the brink of the precipice as they primarily rely on visitors from overseas now unable to enter the country due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Domestic tourism sees boost as pandemic eases in Taiwan

People in Taiwan are eager to travel again as COVID-19 fears ease, but with overseas travel restrictions still in place, domestic tourism has been the big winner, with hotels, travel agencies and amus...

Asia Today: S Korea has another 39 cases linked to warehouse

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Saturday reported 39 new cases of the coronavirus, most of them in the densely populated Seoul area where officials have linked scores of infections to warehou...

Job cuts continue as financial aid lends support

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to national and global response, the work place and the s...

Taiwan extends ban on outbound, inbound group tours until June 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Tourism Bureau announced on Tuesday that the ban on travel agencies operating outbound and inbound group tours will be extended to June 30, citing the ongoing C...

Air Canada grounds Taipei flights until March 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Air Canada is planning on extending the suspension of its Taipei - Vancouver route until late March of next year due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Earli...

Pandemic is dealing European tourism 'staggering' blow

HALLE, Belgium (AP) — The European Union says its vaunted tourist industry is facing “staggering” figures of decline because of the coronavirus crisis and the bloc's internal market commissioner wants...

Ministry of Transportation plans subsidies for hospitality workers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To ease the impact of the coronavirus on Taiwan's tourism industry, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) is planning to give subsidies to 140,000 o...

Taiwan unveils coronavirus response measures

The government has been rolling out a slew of measures to counter the economic impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, including providing compensation, subsidies and tax breaks for businesses, i...

Travel agencies to be subsidized amid travel bans: Tourism Bureau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tourism Bureau on Wednesday (March 18) ordered all travel agencies in Taiwan to stop receiving foreign travel groups and organizing trips abroad until April 30. The...

Taiwan government to spend NT$500 million on boosting tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought massive damage to economies around the world, the Taiwanese government has demonstrated superb ability in its relatively...