Asia Times: Taiwan’s slow triumph through tourism

This has been a record year for tourist arrivals in Taiwan, as the island received its 11.11 millionth visitor of 2019 this month. Many followers of the tourism industry feared a downturn in arrivals after restrictions by Beijing on individual leisure travel from China to Taiwan imposed this year. In 2018, China accounted for 44% […]

Focus Taiwan: Taiwanese firms’ investment pledges hit NT$830 billion

Taipei, Dec. 19 (CNA) A slew of government incentives launched earlier this year to boost investment in Taiwan have increased the amount of investment in the country pledged by Taiwanese firms to over NT$830 billion (US$27.51 billion), Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Thursday. Su made the remarks after hearing a report by the Ministry of […]

EET Asia: Taiwan: Small Island, Big Potential

Intelligent bedsheets and insulin pens with universal connectors; a glimpse at the medical startups who are joining Taiwan’s burgeoning startup ecosystem. What is it that motivates a startup to take a leap of faith and relocate to another country? Is it access to a larger pool of talent, proximity to their target market, increased funding […]

Taiwan News: Taiwan industries support KMT in fear of ECFA termination

… Seven industry lobby groups, led by Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce Chairman Lin Por-fong (林伯豐), showed their determination in supporting Han in the 2020 presidential election. Former Vice President Lien Chan (連戰) was also present at the assembly, along with KMT Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義). … Han said that the president of […]

Taipei Times: Tsai aims for NT$1tn tourism industry

Promising to turn Taiwan into one of Asia’s prime travel destinations in the next 10 years, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday said that tourism would become a growth driver for the nation’s economy, generating more than NT$1 trillion (US$33 billion) in output. … As of last week, Taiwan had received 11.11 million international visitors this […]

NBC News: Taiwan opens doors wider to LGBTQ content

The door has opened wider for gay content in Taiwan since the island became the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage in May, and companies like CEO Jay Lin’s Portico Media are hoping to turn LGBTQ stories into good business. The firm is ramping up its development of originals on its GagaOOLala platform, Asia’s […]

Focus Taiwan: Taiwan sets new mark for overseas visitor arrivals

Taipei, Dec. 13 (CNA) The Tourism Bureau welcomed the 11.11 millionth inbound visitor to Taiwan on Friday to celebrate the new single-year high set for overseas visitor arrivals. … The number of visits to Taiwan has surpassed the 10 million mark for five consecutive years, according to the bureau, indicating that Taiwan has successfully offset […]