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Ban on Forced Shopping

 2013-10-14

According to the new tourism law that came into effect on Tuesday, Chinese travel agencies could be fined 300,000 yuan ($49,000) or more if they force clients to go shopping during a tour.

According to the new tourism law, unless clients have agreed to or want to go shopping, and their shopping doesn't disrupt the agenda of others in the tour, the agency is not allowed to ask its clients to shop in certain places. Besides, a travel agency is not allowed to attract clients by organizing tours at an "irrationally low price" and later having them go shopping in order to get kickbacks from the stores.


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