Articles tagged “taiwan”

China’s Crackdown on Airline Websites Is Meeting Some Resistance

China’s Crackdown on Airline Websites Is Meeting Some Resistance

Daniel Meesak, Jing Travel

We still don't know whether U.S. airlines will remove Taiwan references from their websites as China has requested. Ultimately, as American CEO Doug Parker said earlier this month, this is an issue between governments. It's likely U.S. airlines will do what their government recommends.

4 days ago

Global Airlines Bow to Chinese Pressure on Taiwan Designation

Global Airlines Bow to Chinese Pressure on Taiwan Designation

Bloomberg

Designating Taiwan as a part of China is an alternative fact, at least in terms of current realities. And airlines around the world weren't about to risk losing access to a lucrative market and those precious outbound Chinese travelers.

3 weeks ago

China Pushes Back on U.S. Chiding Over Its Order for Airlines

China Pushes Back on U.S. Chiding Over Its Order for Airlines

Bloomberg

The U.S. went there — yes, a George Orwell jab at China's order that airlines should not refer to Macau, Hong Kong, and Taiwan as countries. The trade war gamesmanship is never boring.

2 months ago

Ex-Googler in Taiwan Uses Blockchain to Track Double Hotel Bookings

Ex-Googler in Taiwan Uses Blockchain to Track Double Hotel Bookings

Bloomberg

Who knew that double hotel bookings, due to the proliferation of third-party sites, was such a big problem. Alas, many hoteliers were undoubtedly well-aware of the issue. Hey, if OwlTing's blockchain can help reduce the problem, then it is likely worth a few Bitcoin to someone.

3 months ago

China Is Using Tourism to Taiwan as a Diplomatic Weapon

China Is Using Tourism to Taiwan as a Diplomatic Weapon

Brenda Goh and Muyu Xu, Reuters

Travel is always a political act. It's just that sometimes it's much more apparent than others.

1 year ago

Chinese Tourists Avoid Taiwan as Political Tensions Rise

Chinese Tourists Avoid Taiwan as Political Tensions Rise

Faith Hung, Reuters

Tourism boards hate playing politics, but when situations get extreme the smart ones speak out about what's in their best interest.

2 years ago

Chinese Tourists Are Staying Away From Taiwan Because Both Countries Are Playing Politics

Chinese Tourists Are Staying Away From Taiwan Because Both Countries Are Playing Politics

Adela Lin, Bloomberg

With Taiwan being a convenient destination for Chinese travelers--the world's largest outbound market--to get to, it seems like a lose-lose for both countries as they continue to be at odds.

2 years ago

Taiwan Tourism Turns to YouTube Contest for New Campaign

Taiwan Tourism Turns to YouTube Contest for New Campaign

The China Post/ANN

This has all the markings -- QR codes, user-generated content, YouTube -- of a campaign that's more hype that effect, but we're happy to see them try.

4 years ago

Hawaiian Airlines Ends Service to Taipei, Cuts Flights to Seoul

Hawaiian Airlines Ends Service to Taipei, Cuts Flights to Seoul

Dave Segal, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

There's definitely interest in Hawaii in Japan, China, and Korea, but Hawaiian Airlines hasn't caught on as the carrier of choice -- and higher hotel prices aren't helping things, either.

4 years ago

Taiwan Lifts Daily Limit on Individual Mainland Chinese Tourists

Taiwan Lifts Daily Limit on Individual Mainland Chinese Tourists

China Post

One reason for the limit is the risk of tourists overstaying their visas to work illegally in Taiwan, but the economic benefits of more visitors is starting to outweigh the risk leading to the increase in the daily limit.

4 years ago

China Airlines and Tiger Airways Are Launching a Budget Airline in Taiwan

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Airline competition in Asia is really heating up in the low cost carrier sector, and obviously some of these new entrants are not going to make it over the long term.

5 years ago

Taiwan Doesn’t Like That Apple Maps Puts it in China

Taiwan Doesn’t Like That Apple Maps Puts it in China

Julian Ryall, The Daily Telegraph

Add "spark international incident" to the long list of Apple Maps' woes.

5 years ago