Nine Warm Tips from Mianyang Tourism Department for A Safe, Civilized and Happy Tour
2018-09-30

(Mianyang News) (Reporter: Li Chunmei) Just after the Mid-Autumn Festival, here comes the National Day holiday. More and more citizens choose to travel. In order to help tourists travel safely, civilly and happily, the city's Tourism Department recently issued 9 warm tips.

1.  Choose a travel agency with legal integrity.

Tourists should choose a reputable and powerful travel agency. More attention should be paid to the public notice of complaints issued by tourism administrative departments at all levels and travel agencies with many complaints should be avoided as far as possible. When signing up, you should pay attention to the business licenses and certificates of the travel agency.

2.  Choose the right qualified tourist routes.

When choosing tourism packages, tourists should consider the quality of tourism products, the quality and price of tourism services comprehensively and estimate the cost of products reasonably to avoid risks. Generally speaking, the price is proportional to the service. A low price will not guarantee the quality of tourism service.

3.  Sign formal and effective travel contracts.

When purchasing tourist products, tourists must sign a travel contract with the travel agency and clearly stipulate the transportation, accommodation, catering services, shopping times and self-financed items in the travel itinerary. If you do not participate in self-financed items, you should make it clear in the travel contract and itinerary.

4.  Do a good job of self-protection.

Do inform relatives and friends in advance to avoid single actions during the trip and to be contactable at all times. Buy full travel accident insurance in advance. During the tour, keep valuables properly. To take part in group tours, you should observe the itinerary, check the vehicles before starting self-driving tours and self-help tours, and make good route planning and adequate travel preparation.

5. Avoid peak travel and pay attention to travel safety.

Pay more attention to and understand the dynamic travel information of the destination such as traffic, accommodation, sightseeing, meteorology, hygiene, tourist flow and self-driving flow before departure, so as to adjust the travel schedule in time, stagger the peak period and ensure safe and smooth travel and happy mood. When taking part in high risk tourism projects, we should give full consideration to our abilities.

6. Show a good tourist image and pursue civilized tourism.

Civilized tourism is the most beautiful scenery. Tourists should establish a civilized tourism consciousness, consciously abide by public order, protect the ecological environment, put an end to uncivilized behavior and display their good image with Chinese citizens.

7.  Guard against outbound travel deposit risks.

Complaints from outbound travel agencies, which charge different amounts of ˇ°outbound travel depositˇ± from tourists before the outbound travel, often occur. When the travel agency requests the outbound travel deposit, the tourist is advised to negotiate with the travel agency and provide the outbound travel guarantee in non-cash form. In the form of cash guarantee, bank participation and three-party Condominium Management are recommended.

8.  Preserve evidence and protect rights reasonably.

Travel contracts, invoices or receipts are important evidence and should be well kept. During the journey, if the quality of tourism services needs to be solved immediately, it should first put forward unsatisfactory opinions to group travel agencies and tour guides. If the consultation fails, call the local tourism quality supervision and management department to make a complaint in time.

9.  Timely attention to early warning information. Seeking help when in trouble.

While traveling, tourists can pay attention to the early warning information of travel traffic, weather and traffic flows issued by various tourist destinations through We-chat, Weibo, various media platforms and traffic information signs and adjust the travel schedule in time. Most of the tourist hot spots have police offices. The industrial and commercial departments have also set up rights protection service stations in some AAAA scenic spots. Tourists who encounter difficulties during their travels can seek their help to solve them.