Taiwan launches online registration for hotel grants in Taoyuan

People may apply for a total of two nights during the 40-day subsidy period  

The city is providing a hotel subsidy of TWD1,000 for registered individual travellers. YUSHENGHSU/Shutterstock

According to Taiwan News, online registrations have been opened for people looking to save up to TWD2,000 (USD68) in hotel fees in Taoyuan, Taiwan.  

This initiative follows a similar offering for group tours that was established since December of last year.  

The registrations are available from March 22 to April 30, as said by the city’s tourism department in a press release.  

Yang Sheng-ping, director of the Taoyuan Department of Tourism, said that the city is providing a hotel subsidy of TWD1,000 for registered individual travellers who reside at an associated lodging facility. The subsidy is limited to weekday lodging Sunday to Fridayas well as the exception of April 2 and 4.  

The tourism department has allocated TWD20 million to the subsidy program, which would cover approximately 20,000 applicants.  

Only one person is allowed to apply for the TWD1,000 subsidy per room, irrespective of how many people stay in it, and a maximum of two nights.  

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Taiwanese citizens seeking to take advantage of the subsidy is recommended to register by filling out their personal information and uploading their national identification card or national health insurance card through the site after March 20.  

In another report by Taiwan News, the Sheraton Taoyuan Hotel mentioned that after the central government’s travel subsidy program ended at the end of October last year, the hotel’s weekday occupancy rate plunged. The situation was then made worse following the Taoyuan General Hospital cluster infection in February.  

Hotels have been looking forward to this subsidy program and expect it to boost the hotel industry.