Tour guides in Yantai to get new licenses
Updated : 2017-11-09
A tour guide in Yantai, Shandong province shows off her new tour guide license which bears her photo and a QR code. [Photo/shm.com.cn]
The new rules, which will take effect on Jan 1, 2018, are aimed at reducing misbehaviors of tour guides and regulate the tourism market.
The new tour guide license bears a QR code. Tourists can scan the code to learn about a guide’s identity and information regarding service assessment made by other tourists, as well as rewards and punishments- which can provide a reference for tourists when choosing their tour guides.
The new license can also help scenic spots to check the identity of tour guides more efficiently.
So far, more than 2,800 tour guides in Yantai have applied for the new license. It is estimated that the distribution of new license in the city will be completed in the middle of December.
Samples of the new tour guide license issued by the Yantai Tour Guides Association. [Photo/WeChat account: yantailvyou]