China to regulate tourism market

Updated: 2012-07-10 09:08


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SHENYANG -- Government authorities will create a blacklist of unscrupulous tourism companies and agencies in October as a part of efforts to regulate the tourism market and foster the creation of a credit system for the sector.

The blacklist, which will be published by the National Tourism Administration and General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, will expose tourism companies and agencies that have violated national laws and industry rules or cheated customers, NTA Vice-Director Du Jiang said Monday at a national conference.

Du said the companies and agencies that are exposed will also be punished.

The NTA has urged its local branches to enhance supervision and severely punish industry players that disrupt market order, according to Du.