Major Events

JANUARY
January
January 3 Amended and promulgated Article 23 of the "Regulations Governing Travel Agencies" and Articles 6 and 28 of the "Regulations Governing Tour Guides."
January 4 Amended and promulgated the "Implementation Directions for Tourism Bureau, MOTC Subsidies to Travel Agencies for the Promotion of Travel in Typhoon-affected Pingtung County in 2016."
January 17 Held a joint marketing press conference for the winter holiday 2017 Taiwan Amusement Park Year of the Rooster Good Fortune Bag Prize Drawing.
January 19 – January 22 Participated in the Destination Show in Manchester, UK
January 20 Revised the "Regulations for the Management of Tourist Amusement Enterprises"
January 20 – April 5 Participated in the 2017 Taiwan-Jiangsu Lantern Festival
January 24 Amended and promulgated the "Standards of Penalties Applicable under the Tourism Development Act."
January 25 – February 12 Participated in the "2017 FGS Dong Zen Temple CNY Lantern & Flora Festival."
FEBRUARY
February
February 2 – February 5 Participated in the Destinations Show in London, UK
February 9 2017 Tourism Festival Awards Ceremony
February 10 – February 12 Participated in the 2017 Travel Fair in the Philippines
February 11 – February 19 Taiwan Lantern Festival 2017(Yunlin)
February 15 – February 19 Participated in the 2017 Thai Spring International Travel Fair, TITF
February 17 – February 19 Participated in the NATAS Travel 2017
February 17 – February 19 Participated in the Travel Revolution 2017
February 21 – February 22 Participated in AIME in Australia
February 23 Revised the "Directions for the Review of Application and Alteration of Tourist Amusement Enterprises."
February 23 – February 25 Attended the 50th APEC Tourism Working Group Meeting
MARCH
March
March 3 Amended and promulgated Article 37 of the "Regulations Governing Travel Agencies" and Article 27 of the "Regulations Governing Tour Guides."
March 3 – March 5 Participated in the "2017 Johor MITM Travel Fair" in Spring
March 8 – March 12 Participated in the "2017 Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin, ITB"
March 13 Established Travel Safety Awareness Week on the third week of March of each the year
March 13 to March 16 Participated in the 2017 "Seatrade Cruise Global"
March 17 – March 19 Participated in the National MATTA Fair 2017 in March
March 24 – March 26 Participated in the "Astindo Fair 2017" in Indonesia
APRIL
April
April 6 – April 9 Participated in the "VITM Hanoi 2017"
April 7 – April 9 Held Taiwan Travel Carnival in Singapore
April 7 – April 21 Held tourism promotion activities in western Japan
April 20 – April 25 Held the 2017 tourism promotional activities in Korea
April 24 – April 27 Participated in the "Arabian Travel Market 2017" in Dubai
April 25 Held a press conference for the start of 2017 Ecotourism Year
MAY
May
May 3 – May 7 Participated in the 2017 promotion campaigns of Malaysia Area (in Penang)
May 7 Amended and promulgated Items 3, 8, 9, and 11 of the "Directions for Subsidy Program for Korean & Southeast Asian Language Tour Guides or Translators."
May 9 – May 14 Participated in 2017 Taiwan Expo- Indonesia and held the Taiwan Tourism Workshop in Medan
May 12 – May 14 Participated in the "The 13th Cross-Strait Travel Fair (in Xiamen, Fujjian Province)"
May 12 – May 14 Participated in the Sabah MATTA Fair 2017
May 15 – May 18 Participated in IMEX, Berlin
May 17 Amended and promulgated the "Directions Governing Awards and Subsidies of the Tourism Bureau, MOTC for the Brand-building of Travel Agencies."
May 18– May 21 Attended the PATA Annual Summit 2017
May 24 Held a press conference for the Taiwan Tour Bus launch of the "Taiwan Romantic Route 3."
JUNE
June
June 1 Held the 10th Taiwan-Japan Tourism Summit Forum (Shikoku, Japan)
June 9 Held a press conference to promote the 2017 Taiwan Fun on the Tropic of Cancer activity
June 14 – June 18 Participated in the "2017 International Travel Exhibition (ITE)" in Hong Kong
June 17 – June 21 High Level Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Tourism, HLPD
June 19 – June 24 Attended the Travel and Tourism Research Association(TTRA)2017 international conference
June 22 Held a joint marketing press conference for the summer holiday 2017 Taiwan Amusement Park 1+1 Love in Paradise activity
June 22 Held the 32nd TVA/KATA Tourism Exchange Conference (Incheon, South Korea)
June 27 – July 5 Held promotional activities in Thailand 2017
JULY
July
July 6 – July 9 Participated in Travel Madness Expo 2017
July 8 – July 9 Participated in the "2017 Penang MITM Travel Fair"
July 10 – August 15 Held a Supervision and Evaluation Competition of Tourist Amusement Enterprises
July 27 – July 29 Participated in 2017 Taiwan Expo-Vietnam
AUGUST
August
August 1 "Comprehensive Inspection of Domestic Tourism and Travel Safety" report presented to the MOTC for approval.
August 2 Held a press conference for the launch of the Taiwan Tour Bus Train-Bus Travel Passport
August 2 – August 6 Held tourism promotion activities in northeastern Japan
August 4 – August 6 Participated in the Travel Revolution 2017
August 10 – August 13 Participated in the "2017 Thai International Travel Fair, TITF" in autumn
August 11 – August 13 Participated in the NATAS Holidays 2017
August 11 – August 13 Participated in the "MITM Travel Fair Kuala Lumpur 2017"
August 17 – August 21 Participated in the "Bird Fair 2017"
August 18 – August 20 Participated in the MATTA Fair Melaka 2017
August 19 Held a press conference to promote the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Summer Party
August 22 Amended and promulgated Articles 26, 30, and 37 of the "Regulations Governing Travel Agencies."
August 24 – August 28 Organized tourism promotion campaigns in the "19th Nippon Domannaka Festival" in Japan
August 25 – August 27 Participated in "2017 Johor MITM Travel Fair" in August
August 26 – August 27 Participated in "The Brunei Travel Fair 2017" in Negara Brunei Darussalam
August 30 Held the Domestic Tourism Travel Agency and Tourist Amusement Industry Cross-Industry Cooperation Fair
August 31 Held a press conference to promote innovative travel services at Information Stations
SEPTEMBER
September
September 1 – September 4 Attended the conference of the "2017 China Northern International Travel Mart" (in Tianjin)
September 5 Amended and promulgated the "Directions for Tourism Bureau, MOTC Subsidies to Tourists for the Leasing of Electric Scooters on Outlying Islands and Hualien-Taitung Area." The new directions took effect on October 1, 2017.
September 7 – September 9 Participated in the "ITE HCMC 2017" in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
September 8 – September 10 Participated in the National MATTA Fair 2017 in September
September 10 – September 17 Held the 2017 Tourism Promotion in Australia
September 11 Held the Academic Seminar on the 2017 Taiwan Fun on the Tropic of Cancer activity
September 11 – September 15 Invited Vietnamese and Thai media and internet celebrities to Taiwan for a tourism and travel-study season FAM tour
September 14 – September 17 Attended the PATA Travel Mart 2017 & PATA Committee/Board Meeting
September 23 – September 25 Attended the JATA Tourism Expo and held tourism promotion activities in Tokyo
September 26 – September 28 Participated in IT&CMA in Bangkok
September 29 – October 1 Participated in 2017 Taiwan Expo- the Philippines
OCTOBER
October
October 1 – October 31 2017 Seafood Festival (Penghu Autumn Festival)
October 17 The MOTC organized the 2017 Investment Solicitation Convention
October 10 – October 12 Attended the 51th APEC Tourism Working Group Meeting
October 10 – October 12 Participated in the IMEX America (The Worldwide Exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events)
October 12 – October 19 Held the Taiwan Tourism Workshops in Indonesia 2017
October 19 Drafted and promulgated the "Standards for Approving Tourist Amusement, Tourist Hotel or Hotel Industries Supporting Tourism Policies and Improving Service Quality."
October 27 Amended the "Operation Directions for the Management and Safety Investigation and Supervision and Evaluation Competition of Tourist Amusement Enterprises."
October 27 – October 30 Held the "Taipei International Travel Fair, Taipei ITF 2017"
NOVEMBER
November
November 1 – January 10, 2018 Conducted vote for the top 10 hot springs and famous 5 hot springs in Taiwan (North area: "New Beitou Hot Springs," "Jiaoxi Hot Springs," "Jinshan-Wanli Hot Springs," "Wulai Hot Springs"; Middle area: "Guguan Hot Springs," "Taian Hot Springs"; Southern area: "Guanzihling Hot Springs," "Baolai Hot Springs," and East area: "Jhihben Hot Springs," "Rueisuei Hot Springs")
November 6 – November 8 Participated in the "WTM London 2017"
November 9 – November 11 Participated in 2017 Taiwan Expo- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
November 14 Amended and promulgated the "Regulations of the Management of Home Stay Facilities."
November 14 – November 20 Held the Taiwan Tourism Workshops in Cambodia 2017
November 15 Abolished the "Directions for Tour Operators for Organizing High Quality Travel Itineraries in Taiwan for People from Mainland China."
November 15 Amended and promulgated the "Directions for Travel Agencies to Follow to Ensure Quality Tours for Mainland Chinese Visiting Taiwan."
November 16 – November 17 Held the 2017 Taiwan Modern Tourism Forum
November 17 – November 19 Attended the "China International Travel Mart 2017" (in Kunming, Yunnan Province)
November 19 – November 23 Held the Taiwan Tourism Workshops in Vietnam 2017
November 20 Held a presentation on the results of the 2017 i-center Tourism Service System Service Quality Improvement Program
November 21 Participated in the 6th Taiwan-Vietnam Tourism Cooperation Conference(Vietnam Ha Long Bay)
DECEMBER
December
December 5 Held a presentation on the results of the 2017 Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Satisfaction Rating
December 12 Established Bangkok office
December 12 The number of tourist arrivals reached 10 million
December 15 Held a joint promotion press conference for the 2017 Taiwan Pass
December 18 The number of South Korean tourist arrivals reached 1 million
December 19 Held a press conference for the launch of the Taiwan Tour Bus and Taiwan High-speed Rail joint ticket
December 20 Drafted and promulgated the "Mandatory and Prohibitory Provisions of Leasing Contracts of Tourist Buses for Travel Agencies."