台北南港展覽館1館

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TAIWAN: A Preferred MICE Partner During COVID-19 Outbreak

2020.03.10
With the Taiwan government effectively curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the country, Taiwan is now one of the most preferred destinations in the world for MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) business.
 
With collaborative efforts from the government and business sectors, Taiwan’s MICE industry has been booming in recent years. According to the latest ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Statistics Report, Taiwan hosted 173 international conferences in 2018, ranked 5th in Asia and achieved a new national record with a 23% year-on-year increase.

As of today, Monday March 9, the COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in more than 100,000 confirmed cases worldwide. As of writing, a total of 45 confirmed cases were reported in Taiwan, with 1 deceased, 15 released from isolation, and the remainder hospitalized in stable condition. There has been no new confirmed case since Mar 7. The current data indicated that, the risk of infection to international travelers within Taiwan is still considered low to minimal.
The latest reports as shown in the following table:
 
Nations Confirmed cases
(newly acquired cases today)
China, including Hong Kong (114), Macau (10) 80,859 (193)
Republic of Korea 7,832 (1,548)
Italy 7,375 (4,286)
Iran 6,566 (3,053)
France 1,126 (703)
Germany 902 (413)
2 cruise ships in international conveyance 696 (10)
Spain 613 (420)
Japan 494 (124)
U.S.A. 400 (237)
Switzerland 281 (170)
UK 273 (157)
Holland 265 (183)
Sweden 203 (109)
Norway 169 (83)
Belgian 165 (119)
Singapore 150 (33)
Austria 102 (61)
Malaysia 99 (44)
Australia 83 (24)
Greece 73 (66)
Canada 64(17)
Iraq 61 (23)
Kuwait 61 (3)
UAE 60 (33)
Bahrain 56 (9)
Egypt 55(53)
Iceland 55 (21)
Thailand 50 (3)
Taiwan 45 (0)
India 40(37)