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.
In a landmark development signalling improved relations between the two former rivals, China will today open its first semi-official tourist office in Taiwan. The move is reciprocal, following the opening of a Chinese Cross-Strait Tourism Exchange Association office in Taipei earlier this week.
When it opened in May 2007, the Taipei - Kaohsiung route was hailed as ‘the world’s first privately-funded high speed line’, but Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp has been finding times tough.