(ECNS) -- The China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) has specified nine types of bad tourist behavior that will be recorded amid efforts to deter incidents at home and abroad.
Undesirable behavior listed includes interrupting order on plane, bus, ship or other public transport, sabotaging the public hygienic environment or public facilities, and violating the social customs or living habits of people at a travel destination.
Tourists who damage cultural relics, get involved in gambling, prostitution or drug-related activities, or act in a way that can either endanger themselves or others and their property will also be recorded.
The list also includes damage to the ecological environment, violation of animal and plant protection regulations and acts that seriously disrupt tourism.
Information on violators that will be recorded includes personal data, inappropriate or illegal behavior as well as the consequences. Such information will be kept by authorities for one to five years, according to the rule.
Released on CNTA's website, the rule also plans to record travel agencies or individuals who violate laws, regulations, social customs or professional ethics, including those involved in price fraud, forced goods purchases, insults or assault against tourists, and the spread of “low-taste, superstitious ideas.”
Over the last few years, a string of embarrassing incidents at domestic and overseas destinations have tarnished the reputation of Chinese tourists.