The Tourism Bureau continued to develop study tours, incentive travel, sports tourism, and history and cultural exchanges.
Free gift — Taoyuan Airport MRT Voucher
Free gift — fruit picking voucher
Free half-day tour for passengers transiting in Taiwan
Charter flight subsidies
Subsidies for cruise ship stops in Taiwan
Incentive travel subsidies
School subsidies for receiving study tours
The National Travel Card policy aims to encourage tourism spending by civil servants to promote the environment for domestic travel and invigorate and expand the domestic tourism industry.
Civil servants vacation subsidies for tourism travelNT$
Civil servants vacation subsidies for discretionary spendingNT$
Workshops on applications to become National Travel Card merchants
National Travel Card spending on tourismNT$
National Travel Card spending on accommodationsNT$
National Travel Card spending at amusement parksNT$
National Travel Card spending on transportationNT$
Total National Travel Card spending on tourismNT$
Ratio of total National Travel Card spending in tourism related industries
To create a high quality and friendly international tourism and travel environment, the Tourism Bureau implemented the following measures to help tourists conveniently access tourism and travel related information and resolve transportation difficulties：
The number of service routes was increased to 43 with the addition of the Qingshuiyan Route, Southern Changhua Route and Wind Lion God Route and elimination of the Tianwei Route and Zhuqian Route.
Approximately 4.38 million passengers in 2017.
Nearly 100 types of discounted tickets were offered.
The service was promoted through a variety of channels, including Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean promotional brochures and a multimedia virtual reality (VR) video on the "Taiwan Tourist Shuttle-Hualien Route." In addition, three "Taiwan Tourist Shuttle VR Video Experience" activities were arranged in northern, central, and southern Taiwan.
The Tourism Bureau conducted surveys to assess satisfaction ratings for various routes and commended outstanding units.
Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean audio guide service and free wireless internet access were added.
The 101 package tours had a total ridership of 112,000 (with international visitors accounting for about 72,000, or 64.1%, of the total). Tourism revenue directly generated exceeded NT$220 million.
101 package tours, Taiwan Tour Bus Train-Bus Travel Passport, and "Taiwan Tour Bus + High Speed Rail joint ticket."
Guides and Chinese, English, and Japanese brochures, and Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean posters were produced and issued. In addition, marketing and promotion campaigns were arranged at domestic and international travel fairs.
Tour package assessments by experts and scholars and workshops for industry personnel were arranged.
In 2015, the Tourism Bureau issued the "Kaohsiung, Pingtung, and Penghu Pass" and "Yilan Pass" to provide a new simplified travel experience for FIT visitors to Taiwan. In 2016, the bureau issued a "Central Taiwan" pass (covering Miaoli, Taichung, Changhua, Nantou, Yunlin, Chiayi County, and Chiayi City) and "Taitung" pass to expand the scope of the travel-friendly pass. In 2017, two new passes were issued, one for Tainan and one for the Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung area, extending pass coverage to 16 counties and cities.