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Taiwan to double number of travel vouchers to 2.4 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the success of a range of stimulus coupons planned by the government to boost the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Transportation said Frida...

Cowboys for Trump founder survives county recall campaign

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin has prevailed against efforts to recall him from office as a county commissioner in southern New Mexico. Recall committee...

1.6 million people apply for digital version of Taiwan stimulus vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — By 5 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 22), more than 1.6 million people had applied for the digital version of stimulus vouchers on the launch day, said the Ministry of Economic A...

Taiwan to issue 1.2 million travel vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a panoply of measures to boost the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government announced Friday (Sept. 17) it would issue 1.2 million travel vouchers...

Taiwan’s Penghu islands suffer from COVID's impact on tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of travelers visiting Penghu, an island county that sits in the middle of the Taiwan Strait, plummeted to fewer than 4,000 in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Taiwan weighing NT$1,000 travel stimulus vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of its efforts to boost the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is considering issuing NT$1,000 (US$35.78) vouchers to support the travel and t...

First flight from Taiwan to Palau departs under renewed travel bubble

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of 148 travelers departed Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for Palau on Saturday (Aug. 14) as Taiwan's long-suspended travel bubble with the Pacific island...

Airline passengers put up with more and longer flight delays

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline travelers were a bit more likely to be delayed, and more often for longer spells, when flying around the U.S. last year, according to a government report issued Wednesday. ...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau to offer spring travel subsidies of up to NT$1,500

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwan Tourism Bureau yesterday announced that it will offer spring travel subsidies of up to NT$1,500 for citizens between the ages of 18 and 40. Tourism Bureau directo...

After questions about travel, EPA head nixes trip to Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is postponing a planned trip to Israel. The decision comes as Pruitt is under pressure over the cost of h...

EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Travel vouchers show the head of the Environmental Protection Agency and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 for trips over six months last year, including 10 trips to Pruit...

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___ Dow industrials drop another 1,000 points as selling spreads NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged again, sending the Dow industrials down 1,000 points, as investors c...

Airline 'bumping' of passengers falls to lowest rate ever

Airlines bumped passengers off flights at the lowest rate on record last year after United Airlines was pilloried when a passenger was dragged off a full plane. The Transportation De...

Taiwan's Penghu to offer NT$1,110 travel vouchers starting Nov. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Penghu Tourism Bureau will begin offering travel vouchers to all non-residents of the islands valued between NT$1,000 (US$36) and NT$500 beginning on Nov. 21, repo...

After backlash, fewer are being bumped from US flights

DALLAS (AP) — Following widespread outrage over a passenger who was violently dragged off an overbooked plane, U.S. airlines are bumping customers at the lowest rate in at least two decades. ...