Chinese Tourism Administration Officially Declares Tourist Blacklist
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Have you heard of passenger shaming? Passenger shaming is when flight attendants and passengers take a photo of an obnoxious person’s action on a flight and post it to the internet in hopes that the behavior will be quelled by them and others in the future. Well, leave it to China to take it one step further.
With many Chinese airlines pushing for a passenger blacklist over the last year, the Chinese National Tourism Administration has entered into effect this week a blacklist of Chinese National tourists who commit certain offences. According to the Chinese NTA website, “the tourists will be blacklisted for offences including acting antisocially on public transport, damaging private or public property, disrespecting local customs, sabotaging historical exhibits or engaging in gambling or pornographic activities.”
The list will be two tiered and kept at the provincial and nationwide levels. If a tourist manages to end up on the list, the tourism authorities will, "propose correction [sic] measures in order to mitigate the negative impact."
If the offense is deemed bad enough, the NTA has vowed to share the information with “public security, customs and transport authorities as well as the central bank's individual credit department.”
So take heed all irreverent Chinese National Tourists, if you carve your name into a relief in Egypt or throw hot noodles on a flight attendant, you will be banned from travel. Now, can we just get the U.S. to take up arms like this for the folks lacking couth on our flights?
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