Star Cruises has announced the launch of a new three-month Kaohsiung homeport deployment of flagship SuperStar Virgo. The vessel will offer and a six day/five night Golden Triangle Journey from the port, featuring ports of call in Hong Kong, Manila and Laoag, allowing Taiwanese cruisers the flexibility to embark or disembark in Kaohsiung, Hong Kong or Manila.
Emirates expanded their network of destinations served by its flagship A380 aircraft with the launch of new scheduled service to Taipei and Prague, reports Phil Blizzard in Dubai. In doing so Emirates are the first and only airline to operate an A380 into these two cities, making the total number of destinations served by Emirates’ iconic A380 to more than 40.
Grand Hyatt Taipei has tapped a veteran of the hospitality industry in Asia, Sammy Carolus, to lead the property and its 1,000 staff as general manager. Carolus previously was general manager of Thailand’s Hyatt Regency Hua Hin. He relocates to Taipei with more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
Twenty-five years after opening as the first, true international luxury hotel in the capital, the Grand Hyatt Taipei is on the verge of yet another debut as one of the most sophisticated, urban hotels in East Asia. The Grand Hyatt Taipei is celebrating its re-launch April 23rd after a top-to-toe renovation that fleshed out the hotel from its concrete bones.
The Taiwan Tourism Bureau has announced a nearly 50 per cent increase in UK visitors in the first five months of 2014, when compared to the same period in 2013.
Taiwan has joined the United States Visa Waiver Program according to a statement from Janet Napolitano, secretary of the department of homeland security. Eligible Taiwan passport holders will now be able to visit the United States without visas on trips of up to 90 days.
London Taxi Advertising is launching a full livery taxi advertising campaign for the Taiwan Tourism Bureau in London. Paul Tremarco, sales director at London Taxi Advertising contacted the tourism bureau to promote the effectiveness of taxi advertising as an Outdoor medium during the London 2012 Summer Olympics – a format they have never used before.
The Taiwan Tourism Bureau has officially launched its new global tourism promotion brand: ‘Taiwan – The Heart of Asia’. The new brand will play a part in further developing international markets as the Tourism Bureau steps up its activities to position Taiwan as a leading travel destination.
The European Commission has proposed the addition of Taiwan to the list of countries whose citizens can visit without a visa. Exemptions are presently made for Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong or South Korea, with passport holders allowed to visit EU member states for up to 90 days.
A new tourist bus service has launched in Puli, central Taiwan, to make it easier for independent travellers to tour some of the area’s most impressive visitor attractions. The local government developed the new bus service to cater to Puli’s increasing popularity for sightseeing.
Following a record number of visitors during 2009, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau has approved 37 new hotel investment projects on the island. The building of these new facilities, including large international tourist hotels, business properties and boutique hotels, will increase the number of guestrooms in Taiwan by more than 10,000.