| About the Tourism Factory Assistance Project|
|Recently, the TAIWAN government has actively promoted the amalgamation of local industry culture and tourism, in order to bring the benefit of tourism to the manufacturing industry. This situation has existed in Europe and the US for many years. In the 20th century, factories abroad such as crystal, glass, foodstuff, winery etc. have combined with the tourism industry to successfully develop international tourism, truly the pioneers of tourism factories. Although Taiwan has started late, its outstanding geographical advantage and local cultural characteristics will be able to demonstrate creativity and charisma, in order to satisfy the diverse tourism market.|
|The Tourism Factory Project was initiated from 2003 by the Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the Central Region Office of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, while the evaluation standard and content of the tourism factory assistance project is outsourced to the Industrial Technology Research Institute. So far, 53 model tourism factories from all industries have been successfully selected throughout Taiwan. Through the innovative concepts and value added services, if you are pondering where to go for a weekend holiday, why not come and experience the knowledgeable and sensational industry tour.|
|In order to provide the project with more substantial support, an evaluation operation mechanism was established in 2008; these have undergone several stringent evaluations and assessments, including the factory theme, factory space planning, guided tours and experience facilities, corporate image and promotional material design, as well as the operation model of the tourism factory; in total there are 5 major criteria for the evaluation of the tourism factories.
The intention is to ensure that whilst seeing the production processes of the factories and getting to know industrial culture, the visitors can also safely enjoy a sense of recreation. In addition, the factories that were originally closed to the public are now able to embrace the public, so that people in turn can discover the vitality of the traditional manufacturing industry through systematically knowing the industry, reading culture and visiting the production process. Furthermore, through experiencing the merchandise, a positive circle of consumption is created, thereby stimulating revitalization of local economy and the cluster effect.|
|All in all, the tourism factory offers traditional industries an alternative for transformation, so as to seek new heights in the fiercely competitive era. In turn, the small and micro enterprises that once generated the Taiwan Economic Miracle, will once again bring glamour to all corners of Taiwan.|| |