Government sets aside budget to assist tourism industry

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 14 February, 2020
By: Leslie Liao

The travel and tourism industries has taken a hard hit due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Taiwan’s government has set aside NT$4.4 billion ($146 million USD) to offset losses in the tourism sector due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

A spokesperson for the tourism bureau says that travel agencies that had to send tourists from China home early can begin applying for subsidies next week. However, subsidy applications for losses stemming from a halt in sending tour groups abroad or receiving further tour groups in Taiwan must wait at least another week.    [FULL  STORY]

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