China introduces law to protect tourists

2013-07-01 10:42
Frankfurt - The Chinese government is to introduce legislation in an effort to better protect the interests and rights of domestic and foreign tourists in the country.

The new Tourism Law will take effect on October 1 with legislators hoping it will tackle issues such as the tourist traps, unscrupulous tour operators, wanton price hikes and forced goods purchases that have plagued the industry.

The new legislation also regulates ticket prices into tourist attractions and bans unfair competition between service providers. Breaches of new law can result in a fine.

The government also announced, without giving specific details, that it plans to invest in the country's tourism infrastructure and to financially support the training of tourism industry workers.

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