Poorly be­haved tourists face travel ban

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

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.

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