Tourism mar­ket faces crack­down

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

China will reg­u­late the tourism mar­ket by clamp­ing down on un­rea­son­ably cheap trips, ac­cord­ing to a se­nior of­fi­cial at the China Na­tional Tourism Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Peng Zhikai, head of the ad­min­is­tra­tion’s su­per­vi­sion and man­age­ment di­vi­sion, said that in­spec­tion teams were sent to prov­inces on in­spec­tion mis­sions last week..

“Au­thor­i­ties re­ceived nearly 900 com­plaints from tourists dur­ing the three-day hol­i­day at the week­end. The ma­jor com­plaint con­cerns cheap tours with en­forced shop­ping,” Peng said.

Ac­cord­ing to the ad­min­is­tra­tion, by 8 pm on Sun­day, pro­vin­cial-level tourism au­thor­i­ties had re­ceived 800 com­plaints from tourists, with 30 per­cent of them about scenic spots and 28 per­cent re­lated to travel agen­cies.

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