CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

HK to clean up travel industry

07-23-2010 09:24 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

A wave of scandals involving Hong Kong tour guides, has prompted the SAR to establish a special team to clean up the industry.

The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau together with the Travel Industry Council, will roll out a series of measures to regulate the industry and clear out unlicensed tour guides. The local government is also vowing to tighten supervision on tour guide qualifications. The travel complaint hotline service will stay open until midnight from August 1st.

The decision was made after a video showed a tour guide verbally abusing Chinese mainland visitors and forcing them to shop.

Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, Secretary, Commerce and Economic Development, said, "We will handle the problem from two perspectives. First, we will focus on those zero-payment-tours. It needs a fundamental fix. Secondly, we will supervise the Hong Kong guide team. The recent case was an individual one. Only by unveiling written form of regulations can we solve the problem and improve our service."

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.cn

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program