Poorly behaved tourists face travel ban
Chinese tourists blacklisted by the country’s tourism authority for behaving poorly while traveling are likely to be banned from traveling abroad as part of the country’s efforts to promote civilized tourism.
In a draft industry standard issued by the China National Tourism Administration (NTA), the behavior of travel agencies and tourists will be placed under stricter standards. For example, heavier punishments will be given to travel agencies which force tourists to make purchases, while tourists who are blacklisted will be banned from traveling for a period of time.
China started to blacklist poorly behaved tourists in November last year. A total of 20 tourists have been placed on the blacklist out of 19 uncivilized incidents.
The draft industry standard also will publicize people on the blacklist and their uncivilized behavior. The draft will be publicized by the end of August in a move to solicit public opinion.