Chapter I General Provisions
These Regulations are promulgated in accordance with Paragraph 2, Article 66 of the Statute for the Development of Tourism (hereinafter referred to as “the Statute”).
The term “hotel enterprise” as referred to in these Regulations shall mean a profit-taking enterprise not categorized as a tourist hotel that charges a fee for lodging for days or weeks, rest for a brief period of time, or for providing other services.
The administrative authority for hotel enterprise is the Ministry of Transportation and Communications on the central government level, the municipal governments on the level of self-government of municipalities under the direct jurisdiction of the Executive Yuan, and County or Township governments on the Hsien self-government level.
Matters concerning the guidance, encouragement and supervision of hotel enterprises shall be administered by the Tourism Bureau under the commission of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications; commissioned matters and their legal grounds shall be publicized in government bulletins or newspapers.
The establishment and licensing of hotel enterprises as well as the administration of business facilities and equipment, business operations, and management of operating personnel in hotel operations, unless otherwise stipulated in the Statute or these Regulations, shall be carried out by municipal governments, or county or township governments.