Empowering package tour travellers by disempowering tourism operators? Assessing the effectiveness of the Tourism Law of China

Nan Chen, Kevin Burns, Jing Wang

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The Tourism Law of the People's Republic of China (the Chinese Tourism Law 2013) directed at empowering and protecting package tour travellers came into force commencing on 1 October 2013. This is the first national tourism law in China, focusing on low-fare package tours, the unsustainable development of tourism resources, and uncivilised tourist behaviours. This chapter will examine the effectiveness of this law in protecting tourists’ benefits by governing low-fare package tours which remain in a chaotic state. 
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTourism Paradoxes
Subtitle of host publicationContradictions, Controversies and Challenges
EditorsErdinç Çakmak, Hazel Tucker, Keith Hollinshead
Place of PublicationBristol
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2021


  • People's Republic of China
  • Chinese Tourism Law 2013
  • tourism

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