Tourism Bureau

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

Tourism Bureau
Guānguāng Jú
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Tourism Bureau in Continental Building
Agency overview
Formed September 1960 (as Committee of Tourism)
29 December 1972 (as Tourism Bureau)
Jurisdiction  Republic of China
Headquarters Da'an, Taipei
Agency executives
Parent agency Ministry of Transportation and Communications

The Tourism Bureau (Chinese: 觀光局; pinyin: Guānguāng Jú) is the organization under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of the Republic of China responsible for the administration of domestic and international tourism policy making, execution and development in Taiwan.[1]


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 structures[edit]

  • 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 centers[edit]


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

See also[edit]


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