The Tourism Bureau, MOTC (Chinese: 交通部觀光局; pinyin: Jiāotōngbù Guānguāng Jú; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kau-thong-pō͘ Koan-kong-kio̍k) is the government agency under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Taiwan (Republic of China) responsible for the administration of domestic and international tourism policy making, execution and development in Taiwan.
Guānguāng Jú (Mandarin)
Kôn-kông Khiu̍k (Hakka)
Tourism Bureau in Continental Building
|Formed||September 1960 (as Committee of Tourism)|
29 December 1972 (as Tourism Bureau)
|Jurisdiction||Taiwan (Republic of China)|
|Parent agency||Ministry of Transportation and Communications|
The development of tourism industry in Taiwan within the government level began in 1956. In September 1960, a Committee of Tourism was set up within the Ministry of Transportation and Communications with the approval from Executive Yuan. In October 1966, the committee was reorganized as the Tourism Council. On 29 December 1972, the council was finally changed to Tourism Bureau.
- Planning and Research Division
- Hotel, Travel and Training Division
- Technical Division
- International Affairs Division
- Domestic Tourism Division
- Personnel Department
- Anti-corruption Department
- Accounting Department
- "Tourism Bureau, M.O.T.C. Republic of China 【History】". Admin.taiwan.net.tw. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
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