Hol­i­day scam spots

Global Times - Weekend - - OPINION -

Many tourist hot spots are get­ting ready for the Na­tional Day hol­i­day surge when peo­ple go out with their fam­i­lies and spend a lot of time out­doors. A re­cent re­port from Zhangji­a­jie, a fa­mous tourist scenic spot in Hu­nan Prov­ince, said that shops were sell­ing prod­ucts at sky-high prices. In most cases, the cost of the items was just 10 per­cent of the sell­ing price. Lo­cal au­thor­i­ties pay less at­ten­tion to shops sell­ing items at ex­or­bi­tant prices as they pri­or­i­tize in­come from tourism. It is also a fail­ure to pro­tect the rights of vis­i­tors that will af­fect the im­age of the spot, thus af­fect­ing the lo­cal tourism sec­tor in the long-run.

Il­lus­tra­tions: Peter C. Espina/GT

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