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Articles tagged “taiwan”

Taiwanese Passengers Freed From Quarantined Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

Taiwanese Passengers Freed From Quarantined Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

Yimou Lee, Reuters

After a nightmarish two weeks in quarantine following the coronavirus outbreak, passengers are finally disembarking the Diamond Princess cruise ship off Japan. Hopefully the cruise industry has learned from this debacle. The question is not if something of this nature will happen again, but when.

1 month ago

China’s Taiwanese Travel Ban Cuts Mainland Arrivals in Half

China’s Taiwanese Travel Ban Cuts Mainland Arrivals in Half

Chinmei Sung, Bloomberg

China's strategy to isolate Taiwan by banning individual travel is having its desired outcoome — and an unfortunate effect on Taiwanese tourism.

4 months ago

Ctrip Changing Name to Trip.com Group to Emphasize International Business

Ctrip Changing Name to Trip.com Group to Emphasize International Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Ctrip, or the company soon-to-be known as Trip.com Group Ltd., is banking on international growth as a key driver of its business, primarily in Asia. But short term, at least, difficulties in Hong Kong and Taiwan and with the White House are complicating that game plan.

7 months ago

Travel Winners and Losers in Northeast Asia’s Conflicts

Travel Winners and Losers in Northeast Asia’s Conflicts

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Current conflicts in Northeast Asia do not stop people from traveling to and from the region, but they do redirect tourism flows, benefiting some destinations and hurting others.

8 months ago

Super Typhoon Causes Massive Flight Cancellations in China

Super Typhoon Causes Massive Flight Cancellations in China

Samson Ellis, Bloomberg

It’s going to be a tough few days for airlines and tour operators, especially in Shanghai, which will have to deal with travel rescheduling for thousands of clients affected by flight cancellations.

8 months ago

China Inflames Cross-Strait Relations With a Taiwan Visa Ban

China Inflames Cross-Strait Relations With a Taiwan Visa Ban

Dandan Li, Bloomberg

China's travel ban is the latest move to unofficially sanction Taiwan's tourism economy. It's a perfect example of the way travel is used as a geopolitical tool.

8 months ago

EVA Air Flight Attendants’ Strike Leaves 20,000 Travelers Scrambling

EVA Air Flight Attendants’ Strike Leaves 20,000 Travelers Scrambling

Associated Press

The decision by EVA Air's flight attendants to strike is affecting an estimated 20,000 passengers and will no doubt be a costly headache for the Taiwanese carrier.

10 months ago

China Airlines Pilots’ Strike Leaves Travelers Stranded During Peak Season

China Airlines Pilots’ Strike Leaves Travelers Stranded During Peak Season

Yu-Huay Sun and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

The strike by China Airlines points to the greater problem of a shortage of good pilots in Asia-Pacific. The region requires -- listen to this -- 637,000 new pilots by 2036.

1 year ago

China Rejects United’s Workaround Reference for Taiwan

China Rejects United’s Workaround Reference for Taiwan

Bloomberg

United got cute by symbolizing China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong with their currencies — as in New Taiwan Dollar — instead of the country names themselves. Give United credit for trying, but the airline will likely give in.

2 years ago

Taiwan to Retaliate Against Airlines That Caved to China

Taiwan to Retaliate Against Airlines That Caved to China

Samson Ellis and Adela Lin, Bloomberg

In a case of damned if you do, and damned if you don't, airlines now face backlash from Taiwan on the battle over how to identify the island. Airlines in May gave in to China on demands. It'll get interesting now. Good for you, Taiwan.

2 years ago

China Tells U.S. Airlines Their Taiwan Changes Are Incomplete

China Tells U.S. Airlines Their Taiwan Changes Are Incomplete

Dong Lyu, Bloombert

China should know better than to expect any changes to happen quickly with U.S. airlines. But, unfortunately, it's probably in the best interests of the U.S. carriers seeking to increase their footholds in China to get a move on.

2 years ago

U.S. Airlines Cave In to Chinese Demands About Taiwan

U.S. Airlines Cave In to Chinese Demands About Taiwan

Bloomberg

U.S. airlines are choosing their pocketbooks over their principles as they bow to Chinese pressure to designate Taiwan as part of China. U.S.-based tech companies have gone along with Chinese censorship in the past so it's not a big surprise that airlines caved in. It is, however, regrettable.

2 years ago