UNESCO Site Lijiang Vows to Stop Taking Advantage of Tourists; Fan Liya; Sixth Tone


China – Old Town of Lijiang

Following a CCTV report on hostels misleading and harassing guests, one of China’s most photogenic towns has promised to clean up its act.

In response to a scathing report on hostels misleading customers with false advertising, one of China’s two UNESCO World Heritage towns has said it will implement a zero-tolerance policy for any activity that infringes on tourists’ rights.

The government of Lijiang, in southwestern China’s Yunnan province, made the declaration on Sunday — the day after state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) accused two hostels in the city of immoral business practices. According to its statement, the government has ordered the two hostels to close, pending an official investigation.

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