China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism has worked out a draft regulation to address the trustworthiness of the country’s travel and sightseeing businesses.
Based on an existing blacklist-based management of the culture and tourism market, the draft regulation is to strengthen credit management of the tourism sector against dishonest and fraudulent practices in the industry.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Wednesday issued a notice soliciting public opinions on the draft regulation.
The regulation outlines different categories of irregular market behavior and inappropriate business practices. The former refers to activities that violate laws and regulations harming consumers’ interest and disrupting normal market order.
Tourism market players and employees with one of the following dishonest activities will be marked according to the nature of the violation, for example, conducting tourism businesses without obtaining an official license, entities reporting severe…