And The Losers Are: China Names 1st Members Of Tourist Blacklist
authorities have named and shamed 4 people for misbehaving while travelling, as
the nation seeks to improve the image of its tourists, some of whom have earned
headlines for bad behaviour.
blacklisted this week by the China National Tourism Administration include a woman who poured instant noodles soaked in hot
water onto an AirAsia flight attendant while insulting her and making threats.
Her male traveling companion was also blacklisted after getting into an altercation
with the attendant. Their actions resulted in a flight diversion.
Zhang Yan and
Wang Sheng were the 1st 2 people to be blacklisted by the national
agency under a rule that took effect in April. It allows authorities to
blacklist a person for unruly, disruptive, disrespectful or illegal behaviours
on travel and to notify police, customs, border security, transportation
agencies and credit agencies.
are specified but the blacklisting means people could see their travel plans
affected during a specified timeframe. Both Zhang and Wang will remain on the
blacklist until March 2017.
person on the blacklist forcibly opened emergency doors on a domestic flight
and was detained 15 days. He was also blacklisted for 2 years.
person on the list is a teenager who climbed onto statutes of revolutionary
soldiers to be photographed, drawing widespread condemnation. He’ll be on the
list for 10 years.
Buoyed by their
better incomes, record numbers of Chinese have travelled home and abroad,
touring scenic and cultural spots around the world, but they also have been
criticized for such things as being boisterous, smoking in public, littering
and fouling public toilets. Certainly not the only tourists doing those kinds
of things though – as we know from other deviants we have outed in this column.