Promotion of Tourism Resource Policies and Laws

Hot Spring Resource Management

Since the Hot Spring Act came into effect, the Tourism Bureau has actively assisted operators to ensure the sustainability of hot spring travel. The following related measures were carried out in 2017:

Hot Spring Area Management Plan

Assistance was provided to 13 county and city governments in planning, reviewing completed plans, and approving announcements.

Establishment of inspection certification mechanisms for hot spring inspection units

The Tourism Bureau certified 12 agencies (institutions) to carry out hot spring quality inspections.

Formulation of the "Notices for Hot Spring Management by Local Governments"
Assistance in Hot Spring Mark application operations

The Tourism Bureau conducted written reviews of 10 county and city governments and cooperated with on-site inspections by the Water Resources Agency.

Amendment of the Directions for Tourism Bureau, MOTC Subsidies to Tourists for the Leasing of Electric Scooters on Outlying Islands and Hualien-Taitung Area

The amended directions were promulgated on September 5, 2017, and took effect on October 1, 2017. The emphasis of the amendments included: increasing subsidy amounts, extending the implementation period, expanding the subsidy areas, and eliminating subsidy provisions.