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:
Assistance was provided to 13 county and city governments in planning, reviewing completed plans, and approving announcements.
The Tourism Bureau certified 12 agencies (institutions) to carry out hot spring quality inspections.
The Tourism Bureau conducted written reviews of 10 county and city governments and cooperated with on-site inspections by the Water Resources Agency.
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.