TRAVEL 12 tourist attractions in Beijing share blacklists of "uncivilized visitors"

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12 tourist attractions in Beijing share blacklists of "uncivilized visitors"

Xinhua

23:34, April 14, 2020

BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) -- A total of 12 tourist attractions in Beijing's Yanqing District have begun to share their blacklists of "uncivilized visitors" from Monday to raise public awareness of the protection of cultural sites.

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Photo taken on April 13, 2020 shows spring scenery at the Simatai section of the Great Wall in Beijing, China. (Photo: Xinhua)

The tourist sites include Beijing's landmark Badaling Great Wall and several other sections of the Great Wall, a wildlife park, a ski resort and a wetland park, according to the government of Yanqing District.

If one scenic spot adds a traveler guilty of behaviors that cause damage to the cultural relic into its blacklist, the individual will be blocked from revisiting the site and other tourist attractions.

The joint punishment mechanism came after the management authorities of the Badaling section of the Great Wall adopted a new rule on April 6 to blacklist "uncivilized visitors." So far, five tourists have been included in the blacklist and banned from buying future tickets to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Beijing's tourism industry maintained rapid growth in 2019. A total of 322 million tourist trips were made to the city, up 3.6 percent year on year, and tourism revenue rose 5.1 percent to reach 622.46 billion yuan (about 88 billion U.S. dollars) last year.

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