Pingtung chief: Tourism needs more regulation

Pingtung magistrate Pan Men-an said Thursday that the county government will better regulate the local tourism industry and cater to a larger variety of tourists.

Media outlets recently reported that Kenting National Park, one of Pingtung’s main tourist attractions, has seen sharp drop in tourists. The reports also said some of local food vendors have also been criticized for charging high prices.

In an interview with RTI, Pan said the southern county will review some of the issues and punish those who engage in price-gouging.

Pan also said the country government has been working to create a friendly environment for visitors from Southeast Asian countries. He said the official website has instruction in multiple languages, and an increasing number of local restaurants have been halal-certified to attract Muslim customers.