Tourism market faces crackdown
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.