Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Survey of Tour Operators Regarding Travel-Related Infectious Diseases, Taiwan, 2016

DOI: 10.6525/TEB.20170808.33(15).001

Li-Gin Wu1*, Yu-Wei Chang1, Yung-Ching Lin2,Ji-Jia Huang1, Li-Li Ho1, Yi-Chun Wu1

2017 Vol.33 NO.15

Correspondence Author: Li-Gin Wu1*

  • 1Division of Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan
  • 2Office of Preventive Medicine, Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan


While international travel is growing, the risk of travel-related infectious diseases is also increasing. Tour operators, such as tour guides and tour leaders, who provide the first line service, play an important role in travel health and disease prevention. Previous studies mainly focused on travelers. The objective of this study is to explore the knowledge, attitudes and practices of tourism industry regarding travel-related infectious diseases and its influencing factors to provide reference for future policy-making.

We enrolled the participants in a symposium for sharing the achievements in health tourism by the industry in 2016. We collected personal information and relevant knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding travel-related infectious diseases using a self-administered structured questionnaire. We applied descriptive statistics and chi-square tests to analyze the influencing factors.