Tourism Industry Calls for Measures to Control Number of Tourists Visiting Attractions
China’s tourism industry is calling for measures to control the number of tourists visiting some of China’s top attractions. The National Tourism Administration have urged relevant authorities to implement such measures as they saw a travel peak in top tourist attractions due to the National Day holidays.
The remarks on implementing such measure came after the administration saw thousands of tourists were stranded for several hours at the Jiuzhaigou Valley in Sichuan Province. Due to the rush of tourists police were sent in to control the situation as some of the tourist started to become angry and forced shuttle buses to stop after they failed to get on which in turn caused hours of delay.
The administration said that most of these attractions saw a surge in the number of visiting tourists which in turn will require better service and management by its local government. Based on the Tourism Law that came to effect last Tuesday, local authorities should have created an emergency plan to control visitor flow that will deal with the excessive number of visitors in its tourist destinations.
Jiuzhaiqou Valley is known for its multi level waterfalls, snow capped peaks and lakes which stretch almost 73,000 hectares and can accommodate more than 40,000 visitors a day. Visiting tourists visiting rely on electric shuttle buses which are the only means of transportation allowed in the site and it usually takes several hours to from one bus stop to another inside the park.
And since visitors are not allowed to stay in the park overnight may were forced to walk to the next bus stop so that they can catch the next bus to leave the valley. The local tourism management have sincerely apologized and have said that they were able to have all the stranded visitors to leave they park by 10 pm.