Tourists can buy haze insurance for six cities
Tourists will soon be compensated financially if they encounter haze and smoggy days during their trips to six cities in China, including the capital Beijing.
China’s largest online travel agency, Ctrip.com International Ltd, with Chinese insurance giant Ping An Insurance ( Group) Co of China Ltd, started to sell haze travel insurance this week.
Tourists who have booked packaged tours or backpack tours via Ctrip that last between three and seven days are eligible to buy haze insurance.
As long as tourists stay in the designated city for at least two days during hazy weather, they will be able to file claims on their insurance. The premium is priced at 10 yuan ($1.60) or 15 yuan each, and the daily compensation limit is 50 yuan per person.
The first six cities chosen for the insurance are Beijing, Xi’an, Harbin, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shanghai. Ctrip and Ping An are drawing up a second batch of cities and relevant products.
Ctrip told China Daily it chose the first six cities based on their popularity among tourists and the state of their weather. (Photo 4)