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Nov 03, 2017 05:57 PM
POLITICS & LAW

Luck Runs Out on Chinese Tours to Gambling Spots

The China National Tourism Administration said Wednesday that tour guides could face fines of up to 20,000 yuan ($3,030) for altering tourists’ itineraries without prior notification or forcing them to shop at designated stops during a tour. Above, Chinese mainland tourists gamble in a Macau casino. Photo: Visual China
The China National Tourism Administration said Wednesday that tour guides could face fines of up to 20,000 yuan ($3,030) for altering tourists’ itineraries without prior notification or forcing them to shop at designated stops during a tour. Above, Chinese mainland tourists gamble in a Macau casino. Photo: Visual China

Chinese tourists can say goodbye to holiday packages that include playing blackjack in Las Vegas or watching risqué performances in Thailand from January.

A new set of rules by China’s tourism industry watchdog threatens to revoke licenses of tour guides who organizing trips to such places linked to gambling, sex or drugs, or slap penalties of up to 20,000 yuan ($3,022) on violators.

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