(Yicai Global) July 24 -- Shanghai's authorities have set up a team to ensure the safety and reasonable pricing of hotels during the first China International Import Expo.
Shanghai's Municipal Tourism Administration, Food and Drug Administration, Municipal Price Bureau, Administration for Industry and Commerce, among other partners established the China International Import Expo Travel Protection Group, state-backed The Paper reported today, adding that some 1,700 three-stars-or-above hotels will provide nearly 280,000 rooms during the trade fair in November.
The Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration said that all the city's hotels need to prioritize offering honest and professional service to expo travelers, which includes not venturing on any tricks to raise prices.
The tourism bureau will require major hotel groups to share information regarding bookings made through travel agents to see that all the reservations are duly registered. Once a hotel becomes fully booked, an alert will be issued and the authorities will offer options in the neighborhood. The public bodies have also set up a monitoring system to keep a lid on the prices and avoid breaches of reservation terms.
The tourism bureau will prepare digital CIIE-related content across Shanghai and on hotels' cable TV channels, as well as brochures to inform the guests about the fair and the city. Shanghai will also upgrade its tourism information checkpoints and add new ones at the airports and subway stations.
The China International Import Expo will be held in Shanghai's National Exhibition and Convention Center on Nov. 5-10.
Editor: Emmi Laine