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2016/09/26 | Denise Hruby and Wang Lianzhang

Tourism Traps Ethnic Minority in Tradition

In Guizhou, historical preservation seals a glass cage around a town’s future.

2016/09/23 | The Japan Times

OPINION: China's Slowdown Hits Tourist Spending in Japan

Despite a spike in the number of people flocking to Japan, tourist spending is losing steam.

2016/09/19 | J. Michael Cole

Spurned, Beijing Bypasses Taiwan’s Central Government

Beijing is seeking to undermine the authority of Taiwan’s central government by creating bilateral dependencies and sowing division within society. It has been going on for quite a while.

2016/09/19 | Mo Tz-pin

Murder in Chapel Prompts South Korea to Rethink Chinese Tourism

Chinese tourism has been a boon for the South Korean economy, but a rise in violent crime has some worried.

2016/09/08 | J. Michael Cole

Official Blames ‘Rude’ Taiwanese for Drop in Chinese Tourism

‘We need to stop using smearing language about Chinese people, especially on the Internet.’

2016/09/02 | ZiQing Low

Taiwanese Startup Promotes Local Issues Through ‘Blind’ Travel

These young entrepreneurs want travelers to go deep and really get to know their destination.

2016/08/05 | Matthew Fulco

Strictly Monkey Business

In this Year of the Monkey, a reminder of the sometimes strained relations between humans and Taiwan’s other primates.

2016/08/02 | Steven Crook

Chimei Museum’s Violins and Tools of Violence

Industrialist Shi Wen-long shares his eclectic and fascinating collection of art and artifacts through his private museum.

2016/08/01 | Matthew Fulco

In Taipei, the Rising Sun Casts a Long Shadow

More than 70 years after Japanese colonial rule in Taiwan ended, Japan’s legacy endures in the Taiwanese capital.  

2016/07/27 | Jules Quartly

Your Home Away from Home – Camping in Taiwan

Camping is the ideal way to rest and relax in nature and has become an extremely popular leisure activity in Taiwan over the past decade. For good reason.  

2016/07/26 | Steven Crook

Chiayi: Visiting the City of 'Commendable Righteousness'

The opening of the National Palace Museum branch in nearby Taibao is bringing more tourists to the area.

2016/07/19 | Hsu Chia-yu

Taiwan No Longer a Top 10 Tourism Destination for Chinese

Taiwan has reportedly been struck off the list of hottest travel destinations for Chinese. And a satirical campaign celebrating top Taiwan tourism spots 'without Chinese tourists' has sparked anger.

2016/07/18 | Bing-sheng Lee

Thailand’s Pledge to Crack Down on Prostitution Sparks Concerns

Thailand wants to crack down on the rampant sex industry in the country, but the potential impact on its tourism and questions over the livelihood of more than 120,000 sex workers concern critics and advocates.

2016/02/02 | Sid Weng

Too Many Tourists? Japan To Launch Preclearance Facilities in Taiwan

With the increase of Japan’s inbound visitors, the Japanese government plans to open preclearance facilities in several countries, including Taiwan, which ranks third in the number of tourists visiting Japan.

2015/12/20 | Sid Weng

Taiwan Welcomes Ten Millionth Visitor and Becomes Ninth Most Visited Country in Asia

Taiwan's visitor expenditures grow annually and the island ranked number 24 in visitor expenditures in the world in 2014. This has attracted international hotel chains to invest up to NT$ 354.5 billion (approximately US$ 10.7 billion) in the local hotel industry from 2008 to 2016.

2015/12/01 | Yang

Will the Increase in Maximum of Chinese Tourists to Taiwan Affect Quality of Domestic Tourism? Legislator Says No

On November 30, the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) announced the new tourism policy at congress. Legislators questioned the Minster of Transportation and Communications, Chen Jian-Yu, that the ministry promised to regulate the total number of Chinese tourists, but recently it declared to adjust the maximum number of these tourists per day, which may have a major impact on the domestic tourism industry.

2015/10/22 | Zou Chi

Chinese Tourists Only Bringing People and No Revenue to Taiwan?

Legislator Chen Ou-po says that the tourism industry has been overly dependent on Chinese tourists, but their average travel budget is only US$ 94. However, the average travel budget for Australian tourists is US$ 1,223, which means the expenses of one Australian tourist's equals to that of 13 Chinese tourists. Chen suggests that Taiwan should seek more tourists from other countries instead of relying on China.

2015/10/08 | Yuan

Indonesia Grants Taiwan Visa Free Privilege

Indonesian Tourism Minister Arief Yahya says that from the tourism point of view, Taiwan is one of Indonesia's potential targets in promoting international tourism. He hopes that the number of Taiwanese tourists visiting Indonesia can reach 200 thousand people this year.