Yilan County counted almost 300 illegal establishments: Tourism Bureau
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The statistics were based on research by local governments and on the number and amount of fines imposed on violators, the Central News Agency reported.
The investigations turned up a total of 3,390 legal hotels and 582 illegal ones, with 8,895 legal bed and breakfasts and 833 illegal ones.
The three regions with the highest number of illegal establishments were Yilan County on the northeast coast with 292 illegal hotels and B&Bs, Pingtung County, the home of beach resort Kenting, with 252, and mountainous centrally located Nantou County with 213.