Tourism Bureau

Coordinates: 25°02′29″N 121°33′21″E / 25.041253°N 121.555869°E / 25.041253; 121.555869

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.[1]

Tourism Bureau
Guānguāng Jú (Mandarin)
Kôn-kông Khiu̍k (Hakka)
Seal of Tourism Bureau of the Republic of China 2018.svg
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Tourism Bureau in Continental Building
Agency overview
FormedSeptember 1960 (as Committee of Tourism)
29 December 1972 (as Tourism Bureau)
JurisdictionTaiwan (Republic of China)
HeadquartersDaan, Taipei
Agency executives
Parent agencyMinistry 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.

Organizational structuresEdit

  • Planning and Research Division
  • Hotel, Travel and Training Division
  • Technical Division
  • International Affairs Division
  • Domestic Tourism Division
  • Secretariat
  • Personnel Department
  • Anti-corruption Department
  • Accounting Department

Service centersEdit


The building is accessible within walking distance West from Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Station of the Taipei Metro.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Tourism Bureau, M.O.T.C. Republic of China 【History】". 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
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