Photo by Wang Huoyan
A coalition of local and regional regulatory agencies recently hosted a conference for travel agencies to discuss the oversight of Gulangyu-based tourism. Organizers included the Xiamen Municipal Tourism Development Commission, the Xiamen Gulangyu - Wanshi Mountain Scenic Area Management Committee and representatives of the district of Siming.
A total of 340 travel firms joined the event. Participants jointly signed an agreement that included a commitment not to sell ferry tickets for less than 30 percent of the retail price as loss leaders. Other commitments include restrictions on kickbacks and on forcing tour groups to visit retail shops.