Taiwan distributes $135 million relief funds to travel agencies, hotel operators
07/26/2021|12:44:35 PM|Taipei Times

The Taiwan government has distributed more than NT$3.8 billion (US$135.36 million) in relief funds to travel agencies and hotel operators since the Central Epidemic Command Center in the middle of May raised the nationwide COVID-19 alert to level 3, the Tourism Bureau said yesterday.

The government introduced a relief fund for the tourism industry following a meeting with representatives of business associations on May 14, the bureau said.

As of Monday, 2,253 travel agencies had applied for emergency funds to cover salaries and business losses, the bureau said.

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