BEIJING — China will put into use a platform to regulate and supervise the tourism industry from July 1, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said on June 1.
The platform covers functions such as examining travel agencies’ qualifications, management of tour guides, and dealing with complaints from consumers, among others.
Travelers can get information about tour guides and make comments on their service through the platform, which can also detect unreasonable prices in the market through e-contracts.
Tourism is thriving in China. Data showed the country’s domestic tourism industry brought in 4.57 trillion yuan (about $725.4 billion) last year, up 15.9 percent year-on-year.