Date: February 18, 2016
Taiwan’s public and private sectors are implementing a number of initiatives
aimed at transforming the island into one of the region’s top Muslim-friendly travel destination.
A total of 85 travel-related businesses and facilities hold Halal certification nationwide, including National Palace Museum and Taipei 101, as well as hotels and restaurants in tourism hot spots like Alishan and Sun Moon Lake.
In addition, Islamic prayer rooms are available in Taipei Main Station, Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp.’s Taichung Station and Taoyuan International Airport, with more planned for highway service areas.
Eric K. Y. Lin, director of International Affairs Division of the Tourism Bureau under the ROC Ministry of Transportation and Communications, said these undertakings reflect the value the government places on this growing segment of the international tourism industry. [FULL STORY]