With the Taiwanese government relaxing its visa policies for many nationalities, Taiwan is groomed to become a tourism powerhouse in the Asia Pacific region. In the Philippines alone, while Pinoys are eagerly waiting for the implementation of the visa-free entry promise, Taiwanese and local airlines alike have been aggressively promoting
Taiwan has a total land area of 36,000 square kilometers and is divided into four regions: Northern, Central, Southern, and Eastern (and offshore islands). These four areas have distinct characteristics, serving visitors with a buffet of unique travel destinations.
Taiwan is steadily catching up with its Asian neighbors as a choice travel destination for Filipinos, even more so with the forthcoming visa-free entry policy for Philippine passport holders and other Southeast Asian countries. Its location usually excludes it from the usual Southeast Asian backpacking route, but with its efficient
This post is for Philippine passport holders who plan to visit as tourists. When we were invited to speak at the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul in early 2016, our excitement quickly morphed into worry when we realized Filipinos are required to get a visa to enter Turkey. It wouldn’t
Good news for us Pinoys (and other South and Southeast Asian countries)! Taiwan will be opening their doors for Filipino visitors without the need to secure a visa. This move aims to encourage Asian neighbors, especially those in the South and Southeast region, to strengthen trade and economic ties with
Recently, we have been invited by Star Cruises to experience sailing from Manila to Ilocos to Taiwan to Hong Kong aboard Superstar Virgo. This wasn’t our first time cruising, so we were a bit more confident this time around. On our first time a few years back, we were so
When people ask me what my favorite destinations are, I have a difficult time responding. To me, a “favorite destination” can mean many things. It can mean a place that I totally fell in love with during my visit. But it can also mean a place where I would want
Updated! October 2017! For Filipinos Starting November 1, 2017, Filipinos may enter Taiwan completely visa-free. No need to apply for a visa or a Travel Authorization Certificate. You may simply show up for your flight, provided that you meet the following requirements: Your passport must have at least 6 months
Update: This process is no longer applicable. Filipinos may visit Taiwan VISA-FREE starting November 1, 2017, provided that they meet the requirements. To see the list of requirements, read: Taiwan Travel Guide. ———— Taiwan is one of those destinations that are easy to brush aside. It’s small, barely a dot
In 2012, I traveled solo for the first time in my life. I still remember how scared I was before the trip. With only a small backpack, a Neil Gaiman book, a thousand dollars, and a will to get out of my comfort zone, I boarded the plane to Bangkok.