國際 公視 Tourism Bureau Has Been Promoting Wujie Dam on Website|武界壩下游禁區 觀光局曾推溯溪行程

Tourism Bureau Has Been Promoting Wujie Dam on Website|武界壩下游禁區 觀光局曾推溯溪行程

公視 2020-09-16 23:10
The drowning tragedy that happened at Nantou's Wujie Dam still sparks discussion and controversy. While the Tourism Bureau blamed the campers, saying they were in a restricted area, netizens pointed out the bureau has been promoting the area as a travel destination since February. The itinerary, however, has been removed from its website after the incident.



Four campers recently drowned at Wujie Dam and the area is now closed to the public. However, many travel agencies still have Wujie Dam itineraries on their websites. All of them trace back to an itinerary first published by the Tourism Bureau earlier this year. The itineraries include activities like watching the sunrise in a tea field and a treasure hunt at the dam. Although there is fine print saying the treasure hunt is only available during dry season, the Tourism Bureau has removed the itinerary from its website.

It's probably been taken down already in order to implement this safety-related request. So, I have already asked the Tourism Bureau to contact all the travel agencies to reassess various previously published itineraries.

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications says the Tourism Bureau itinerary was only a "demonstration" itinerary drafted at the request of a travel agent association. It also says the bureau has been ordered to conduct a thorough evaluation of similar itineraries, and it has already notified travel agents of the dangers of the itinerary in writing.

Because of what happened -- the accident that happened -- downstream activities like the riverbed one have already been suspended. That area is now restricted anyway.

Travel agents say Wujie is popular with tourists because it is not overdeveloped and all itineraries to the area will comply with new Tourism Bureau regulations, including the removal of water and canyoning activities.

釀成四死悲劇的武界壩下游河床已經封鎖,不過打開不少旅行業者網頁,還是有武界的相關行程,原來是觀光局今年2月,曾在官網推出"追雲武瀑快樂似神仙一日遊"套裝示範行程。包含武界茶園看日出、武界壩溯溪尋寶等遊程,雖然當時有在網頁揭露必須選在河床枯水期,但發生野營事件後,觀光局已經把將行程從網頁撤下。

交通部長 林佳龍表示:「應該是已經下架了,落實這個安全的相關的要求。所以我已經請觀光局,那聯繫所有的旅遊業者,重新去檢討先前推出的各種遊程。」

交通部表示,當時這個示範行程,是旅行公會反映希望推出優質深度旅遊,因此觀光局才結合在地部落推出示範遊程,交通部要求觀光局全面盤點檢討相關遊程。觀光局也已經發文旅遊業者,告知當地的危險性。

東南旅行社經理 廖宇宸表示:「因為現在這樣子,這一個事故意外發生,所以下游的部分,就是會去走一些,像是河床一線天的那個行程,目前我們就已經暫停了,因為那部分,其實現在那一區,也已全面都被禁止前往。」

業者表示,武界環境沒有過度開發,很受遊客喜愛,目前銷售的行程都會配合觀光局最新規定,不會走到河床或有溯溪活動,只會帶遊客在上游的步道和吊橋活動。