New subsidies to be introduced to encourage local travel agencies to organise more charter flights to Taiwan
By Matt Kovac
The Tourism Administration says local hotels reported strong growth in visitor volumes during the first nine months of 2023.
The Tourism Bureau expects fewer than one million visitors will come to Taiwan this year.
Transport minister Wang Kwo-tsai says the number of international visitors to Taiwan has rebounded post-coronavirus, with over 1.5 million entering the country this year through 24 April.
The coronavirus pandemic is making people more cautious about going out and changing how and what they buy
By Mike Jewell
Taiwan's Tourism Bureau has lifted a ban on vaccination requirements for local tour groups
The tourism industry is taking the hit from the 2019 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) by the drop in the number of both international and local tourists. Airlines and hotels have been the most affected given their large operating costs.
The second in the ECCT's Next Generation Business and Leaders Series was held on the topic "The future of Taiwan tourism - MICE, business, and leisure travel".
A recent survey shows that more than 70% of Taiwanese plan to travel abroad over the next two years.
The nation's on-going ban on international visitors continues to impact guest residences to different degrees
By Douglas Habecker
Taiwan's tourism sector says demand for US-bound flights is soaring and pushing up ticket prices to most destinations in North America.
Taiwan's Tourism Bureau says the average daily room rate at international hotels in Taiwan hit a record high last year, despite relatively low occupancy due to the coronavirus pandemic.
DH Lawrence's picture of holidaying in Venice in the 1920s is remarkably similar to what greets visitors in 2023. The big difference between travelling then and now, though, is that so many more people are doing it.
By Mike Jewell
The Tourism Bureau has welcomed Taiwan's four millionth inbound visitor this year.
The Tourism Bureau is extending quarantine hotel subsidies until the end of the year.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications’ Tourism Bureau says it is hoping to attract 700,000 foreign tourists by the end of this year and restore the total number of arrivals to pre-coronavirus-pandemic levels of about 10 million by 2024.
The Tourism Bureau says it's optimistic about hitting its goal of six million tourist arrivals by the end of the year.
Transport Minister Lin Chia-lung says the first trial tour groups could make the rounds in Taiwan as soon as the end of May.
Major travel agencies saw revenues plunge even further in May as border shutdowns continued.
With a robust recovery of domestic travel, hotel room prices are rising fast.
Wang Kwo-tsai, minister of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), says his office will be introducing a NT$5.5 billion stimulus programme for the travel industry on 15 July