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Taiwan travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Taiwan. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Taiwan. Taipei Travel information. Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a state in East Asia. Neighbouring states include the People's Republic of China to the north-west, Japan to the north-east, and the Philippines to the south.

ALOHA again to visitors from Canada, Korea, Taiwan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 18, 2020 22:51

The State of Hawaii re-introduced tourism on October 15 by allowing fellow Americans from the US mainland to arrive in the Aloha State without having to go through a 14-day ... Read More

International Congress and Convention Association and Kaohsiung City sign Kaohsiung Protocol

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 3, 2020 15:48

ICCA - the International Congress and Convention Association announced jointly with the city of Kaohsiung, the Kaohsiung Protocol Framework as the major legacy outcome of the 59th ICCA Congress. We ... Read More

Taiwan preparing to gradually re-open to foreign tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 6, 2020 08:57

Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications announced that the Republic of China is preparing to start gradually re-opening for foreign visitors. According to MOTC officials, the plan is to re-open ... Read More

China is livid over US support for Taiwan’s UN bid

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2020 17:25

A spokesperson of the permanent mission of China to the United Nations declared that the United States' UN mission has 'gravely interfered with China's internal affairs' by openly supporting Taiwan's ... Read More

The ones to watch: 5 countries on path to recovery from COVID-19

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 28, 2020 16:22

With over three million confirmed cases and upwards of 200,000 fatalities in the world, there are few signs of the COVID-19 pandemic slowing its rampage across the globe. Thousands of ... Read More

COVID-19 battle: How is Taiwan winning the war?

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- April 3, 2020 00:44

At a time when the world is desperate to rid itself of the dreaded COVID-19 coronavirus the World Health Organization (WHO) has been heavily criticized for not taking up an ... Read More

Israel taking steps to minimize global spread of Coronavirus COVID-19

editor editor- February 26, 2020 19:55

Israel is taking no chances with the outbreak and spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Numerous flights have been cancelled and foreigners from certain designated countries are forbidden from entering Israel. Cathay ... Read More

Vietjet launches new Seoul, Taipei, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Kagoshima flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2020 22:43

Vietjet has started the new year on a progressive note with the expansion of its international network to three Asian countries to offer flying opportunities with cost-saving and flexible fares ... Read More

Vietjet launches Taipei, Singapore and Hong Kong flights from Da Nang

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 23, 2019 22:14

Vietjet has commenced three services connecting Da Nang with the world’s major hubs – Taipei, Singapore and Hong Kong. These new routes are expected to provide Vietnamese and international tourists ... Read More

Destination Taiwan is hurting

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 15, 2019 21:12

Taiwanese love to travel, but the region as a tourism destination is hurting. The Balance of payments figures released by Taiwan's central bank on Wednesday showed a net deficit of ... Read More

Not ‘China’: Taiwan bans Huawei smartphones over wrong Caller ID

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 16, 2019 02:21

Deputy director of Taiwan's National Communications Commission's Department of Frequency and Resources, Niu Hsin-ren, said that the commission directed local distributors of tablets and smartphones to stop selling Huawei's P30, ... Read More

Taiwan: Living in the shadow of Big Brother

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- November 9, 2019 02:28

The ability of Taiwan to survive as an independent island state has long been questioned. It occupies a precarious position in the sea to the east of the Chinese mainland ... Read More

Dior joins Coach, Versace and Givenchy in ‘offending’ China over Taiwan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 17, 2019 18:29

French fashion powerhouse Dior has become the latest luxury brand after Versace, Givenchy and Coach, Versace to get caught in a scandal over Chinese 'territorial integrity'. Dior was forced to ... Read More

Taiwan deports Chinese tourist for vandalism at National Taiwan University

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 9, 2019 00:21

Chinese visitor, who was filmed tearing down a display, known as Lennon Wall, set up at National Taiwan University (NTU) for people to share their views on the Hong Kong ... Read More

Uber to change its operating model in Taiwan, partner with local taxi firms

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 1, 2019 23:45

US ride-sharing company Uber Technologies Inc announced that it would change its operating model in Taiwan and partner with local taxi firms, which would prevent the company contravening a legal ... Read More

Undiscovered Taipei at OTDYKH LEISURE Moscow 2019

editor editor- August 15, 2019 20:28

25th International Trade Fair for Travel & Tourism Taipei is a place of numerous renowned unique features and highlight attractions. Topping the list is the famed Taipei 101 tower, its ... Read More

Taiwan Tourism riding the rails in Mumbai

editor editor- August 13, 2019 22:20

A new campaign is riding the rails in Mumbai as part of ongoing efforts by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) to raise awareness among Indian travelers and increase the number ... Read More

What is common between Taiwan Tourism Bureau and Mumbai metro?

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- August 12, 2019 21:04

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) is the organization responsible for the administration of domestic and international tourism policy making, execution and development in Taiwan. The Taiwan Tourism Bureau  has partnered ... Read More

EVA Air makes Milan Malpensa its first European route in 20 years

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 18, 2019 15:05

With flights scheduled to commence on 18 February 2020, EVA Air will begin a four times weekly service from Taipei Taoyuan to Milan Malpensa (MXP) next year. The 316-seat 777-300-operated ... Read More

Eva Air plans new direct flight from Milan to Taipei

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 18, 2019 02:44

Eva Air will inaugurate a new flight between Milan Malpensa in Italy and Taipei, Taiwan, on February 19, 2020. From Milan it will be operational on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays ... Read More

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner makes its first delivery for EVA Air

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 21, 2019 19:00

EVA Air today celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing  787-10 Dreamliner, marking the first of 20 super-efficient 787-10s the carrier plans to use on high-density routes within Asia later this ... Read More

First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner delivered to Taiwanese EVA Air

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 18:26

Taiwanese Evergreen Airways (EVA Air) today celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, marking the first of 20 super-efficient 787-10s the carrier plans to use on high-density routes ... Read More

Taiwan Expo is back in Malaysia

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 18, 2019 21:05

Taiwan Expo  is back in Malaysia following the fruitful outings over the past two years in Kuala Lumpur. This year, Taiwan Expo 2019 will make its way to Penang, on the 5th and 6th of July ... Read More

Taichung Shopping Festival opens doors in Taiwan and offers grand prizes

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 10, 2019 18:22

The city of Taichung is launching its first carnival - 2019 Taichung Shopping Festival - from July 10 to August 18, offering visitors discounts, free service and generous awards. Tourists are ... Read More

Taiwan Tourism rustling up business in India

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 18, 2019 22:04

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau in India organized a workshop in Delhi on May 16 to create awareness on the destination among Indian agents. The event was also attended by the ... Read More

CLIA: Taiwan shines as surprising hotspot for cruise industry in Asia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 23:08

Cruise market is prospering in Asia, among which Taiwan shines as a surprising hotspot for the industry. According to CLIA survey, cruising has become the fastest growing leisure travel option ... Read More

Taiwan’s STARLUX Airlines orders 17 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019 15:30

STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has signed a firm order with Airbus for 17 widebody aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s. The new airline plans to deploy these aircraft on ... Read More

Taiwan Tourism shares best locations for Pink Cherry Blossom Season

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 22:25

Spring has arrived again, enchanting Taiwan with pink power once more. The pink dotted red cherry blossoms bring the touch of the spring season to Taiwan and the rain of ... Read More

Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival ready to welcome international travelers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 20:22

New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival was once voted by TripAdvisor as "the most recommended cultural activity for international travelers in Taiwan". The event organizer, New Taipei City Government, ... Read More

‘Bikini hiker’ freezes to death in Taiwan’s Yushan National Park

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2019 16:25

Gigi Wu clearly had a passion for climbing. Dubbed the ‘Bikini hiker', she gained notoriety for scaling mountain while scantily clad. The 36-year-old ascended many of Taiwan’s tallest summits and ... Read More

Starlux Airlines eyes Taiwan to US routes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2019 09:26

Starlux Airlines is not based in Luxembourg but in Taiwan. The airline is now about to receive 10 Airbus A321 neo planes. Starlux Airlines is planning short-haul flights from Taiwan ... Read More

Luxury Taipei hotel launches world’s first “Photography Butler” service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 4, 2019 18:03

A luxury hotel in Taipei launched the world's first "Photography Butler" service - professional and passionate "Photobutlers" will accompany hotel guests to popular Instagram check-in spots in the hotel, tourists ... Read More

Taiwan Tourism ends 2018 year with 11 million tourist arrivals

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2018 02:48

The 11 millionth tourist to visit Taiwan in2018 is a Japanese tourist. He arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on a flight from Kansai International Airport on Sunday. Read More

Taiwan desperately searching for tourists who vanished

editor editor- December 27, 2018 02:11

153 tourists from Vietnam arrived in Kaohsiung in Taiwan on December 21 and 23, and all but all but one have disappeared, according to Taiwan officials. Read More

One to Five Star Hotels in Taiwan: What it means

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 26, 2018 06:52

The Taiwan Star Hotel Association has the important task of rating hotels. The evaluation for star-rated hotels has five degrees, from one star to five stars with each star having a different ... Read More

First Hilton property debuts in downtown Taipei

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 25, 2018 23:03

Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Taipei Zhongshan. This 14-storey, 106-room hotel is the latest addition to the DoubleTree by Hilton global portfolio, one of Hilton's 15 ... Read More