Sunday, October 6, 2013

In The News: "China's first tourism law comes into effect, tourists issued manners guides"

Hmm... Count us as not that surprised by this CNN piece.

China's first tourism law comes into effect, tourists issued manners guides industry growth.

CNN -- Travel operators in China have a huge new set of rules to follow now that the country's first tourism law is in place. Approved in April,the 112-article law came into effect October 1 and aims to promote sustained industry growth. 

It includes measures to address issues -- mostly in the domestic industry -- such as tourist safety, unfair competition and forced shopping trips, in which agencies offer cheap tours but recoup their costs from commissions in partner shops.
A report by state-run media Xinhua claims tour operators in China have hiked their prices as a result.
Read it all here. Mainland Chinese tourists are, well, unique at the moment.

 

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