Michelin, the French tire maker also known for its famous restaurant guides, is slated to launch a Taiwan tourism guide early this year.

The Green Guide, expected to be available for sale within next six months, uses the three-star system to rate tourist attractions other than restaurants from “worth a trip” to “worth a detour,” and “interesting.”

The Green Guide is often seen as the precursor for the Red Guide, leading to the possibility that Taiwan will be following Japan, Macau and Hong Kong to become one of the few Asian regions with their own Michelin Red Guide.

Michelin published its first guide in 1900 to promote tire sales by providing assistance to drivers in the maintenance of their vehicles, locating good lodging and eat well while traveling in France.

Magnifique!thumbs up from the michelin man

source: http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2011/01/18/288092/Michelin-to.htm