Taipei Business Travel Guide

The best hotels and activities for Taipei business travelers.

Taipei is the undisputed political and business capital of Taiwan and a major center for computer-related business, including peripherals, semiconductors and other hardware. If that's your business, there's a good chance that you'll find yourself at the Taipei International Convention Center (TICC), located on the same patch of prime real estate as Taipei 101, one of the tallest buildings in the world. The city also hosts dozens of other conventions and events yearly, from bike shows to tea expos, making it a fairly major Asian business destination.

Taipei's charms as a tourist attraction tend to be lesser known than other Asian cities, due most likely to the city's less-than-ideal environment for travelers unable to speak Mandarin Chinese (especially when compared to former colonial outposts-cum-business/tourist cities like Hong Kong and Singapore). Despite the language shortcoming — or perhaps, because of it — most visitors leave with the impression that the Taiwanese try harder to make their guests' experiences as pleasant and trouble free as possible. Taipei's star on the travel map may well be rising as more people discover that the city offers world-class museums, a plethora of temples, good nightlife and some of the best food in East Asia. GAYOT's Taipei Business Travel Guide will help you navigate the city and plan your itinerary.