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Tourism boom threatens once-remote peaks of Vietnam's Sapa
At the top of Vietnam's Fansipan Mountain, throngs of giddy tourists wielding selfie sticks jostle for a photo op on the once-remote peak in the Sapa region, famed for its breathtaking views across undulating rice terraces.
 
Travel deals to dance about
Models dance at the 2016 Taipei International Travel Fair in Taipei on Friday, Nov. 4. The four-day annual travel fair began on Friday and features bargains ranging from cheap travel packages to local restaurant vouchers.
 
Shares in Taiwan ended almost flat Friday after falling for four consecutive sessions, as investors remained cautious ahead of next week's U.S. presidential election, dealers said.
 
The 2017 Smart City Summit and Expo, which will be held in Taipei from Feb. 21-24, will focus on the development and application of the internet of things (IoT), an organizer of the international event said.
 
Taiwan's financial regulator announced plans to lift the cap on investment by venture capital firms in seven innovative industries the government has been promoting, a move that is expected to attract an estimated NT$17 billion (US$539.94 million) in new investment.
 
Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) announced Thursday that it will operate more trains on weekends starting in December to meet high demand for weekend travel.
 
Taiwan is holding a workshop aimed at promoting exchanges with Southeast Asian countries, bringing together 26 young professionals from the region to learn more about the politics, economics and culture of Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
 
Citi and United Way fundraiser kicks off in Taiwan
Taiwanese singer Claire Kuo, "Ambassador of Love" for the 22nd Citi-United Way Fundraising Campaign, urged the public to participate in this year's "Love Together" event and make donations in the spirit of "love without discrimination."
 
Acer Inc. (宏碁) has been listed on two global sustainability indices of 2016, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and MSCI's Global Sustainability Indexes, which report on company contributions on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, according to a press release from the company yesterday.
 
Taiwan's largest travel fair
Models pose for a photo at the pre-show event of the 2016 Taipei International Travel Fair in Taipei on Thursday, Nov. 3. The fair will be held in the Taipei World Trade Center from Nov. 4 to Nov. 7, featuring 1,450 booths.
 
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