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China to police tourist operators  

Apr 22. 2018
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By Xinhua

China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism will continue to police the tourism sector, and will take stronger action against the problems nationwide, the ministry said in a statement Thursday.

Based on protecting the rights of the tourists, they will target prominent problems in the tourism sector such as fraudulent lowpriced tours and compulsory consumption, among others.

According to the statement, the ministry this year began a campaign that saw five inspection groups go to popular tourist destinations to straighten out irregularities in the first three months.

The inspection covered more than 11,000 tour companies, 8,600 tour guides, over 2,900 tour groups and 800 vehicles, with 172 cases filed and 70 tour guides and illicit practitioners punished.


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