Taiwan Tourism Bureau expands free Wi-fi scheme

Taiwan Tourism Bureau expands free Wi-fi scheme

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau has announced changes to its popular iTaiwan free Wi-fi scheme, making it even easier for international tourists to take advantage of free Wi-fi while in the country.

Taiwan became the first destination in the world to offer free wireless internet access to tourists last year and there are now over 5,100 hotspots in major tourist spots and transportation hubs across the country.

Previously, visitors to Taiwan would have to queue at the airport to receive an iTaiwan username and password, but international tourists are now being encouraged to apply online before their arrival.

Visitors can register via the website.

The iTaiwan scheme is open to any international tourist visiting the country and the free Wi-Fi is valid for up to 30 days, with the possibility of extending to 90 days thereafter.