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Consumers’ Foundation complains of lack of information on tourism spots

STAFF WRITER, WITH CNA

The Consumers’ Foundation urged the Tourism Bureau yesterday to determine the state of major tourism spots in the wake of Typhoon Morakot and to issue regular reports to protect visitors’ safety.

Foundation chairman Hsieh Tien-jen (謝天仁) said that since the typhoon the Tourism Bureau has not been able to provide adequate information about scenic spots.

This could hurt the tourism industry and jeopardize the safety of visitors, the foundation said.

The foundation conducted a survey between Aug. 20 and Monday to assess the situation at major tourists spots on matters such as transportation, accommodation, food and environmental safety.

For exampel, four of eight travel agencies surveyed about transportation were unable to provide detailed information about road conditions, and three were asking people to obtain the information themselves.

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