China taking steps to make tourists feel more protected in its country

Published on : Wednesday, October 28, 2015

YunanChina depends more on domestic tourism than on the international, though now it has also included international tourism in its focus. But with the coming elections, China has decided to slash the number of tourists it allows to visit in the run-up to the election as the times are special and sensitive and tourists may be in danger if they travel to Taiwan in the election period.


However, China is earning well from sightseeing destinations but there are some places that are facing critical problems threatening the idea of a safe and entertaining trip to the destination.  Yunnan, a province in southwestern China has indentified some fraudulent and obstructive schemes being practiced in the region that are defaming tourism.  As a result the province has decided to tighten police surveillance. The Yunnan Tourism Police Corps officially (YTPC) and the National Tourism Bureau and official representatives are all working towards making Yunnan into a better destination fostering a better atmosphere.


Tourists have been unhappy as they complaint over price-gouging and the primary concern in the province. The province received 12 million visitors who spent up to 7.2 billion yuan (US$1.13 billion ). The government is so overwhelmed by the week-long National Day results and it is determined in promoting the quality of tourism by exposing the problems and building stronger tourism structure in the province.



The tourism police are out to rectify unfair processes followed by tour agencies who are involved with selling travel packages at incredibly discount rates. They forced tourists to visit numerous shops and purchase from the retails outlets, as part of their travel itinerary different things sold. The tour operators were making up for the initial discount offered by them with the tourist spent at the small stores. This act naturally irritated customers who posted their complaints online. Some travellers have written on how they were threatened by tour operators and forced to buy jade and trinkets for 3,000 to 4,000 yuan, if they refused they were warned that their trip would be cancelled with no flight ticket home. There is need to bring up the province’s social infrastructure as official themselves at times bend the rules and airlines are unable to handle public curiosity and maintain decorum.

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