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April 29, 2017

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Tourism Bureau cracking down on illegal lodgings

TAIPEI--The Tourism Bureau launched a program Friday to crack down on daily rentals of residential property, a common low-cost option for travelers in Taiwan, in a bid to improve local travel quality.

The bureau is encouraging members of the public to submit pictures and addresses of "day rental suites" they find by offering tipsters a chance to stay in star-rated hotels.

Though cheap, the day rentals have a reputation for substandard security and even criminal activity.

Tourism deputy director-general Wayne Liu said his bureau is moving to improve the situation by making the licensing system for all hotels and bed and breakfasts more streamlined.

1 Comment
August 16, 2014    nuttyazn@
Many of these types of BnB have been very beneficial for travelers especially for families. Instead of shutting them down, once you catch these people, get them to get licensed and regulate them at low cost.

Some of these places are well kept and nicely decorated at a lot of expense by the "Operators" and have received good reviews by foreigners who have used their facilities.
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