Travel extortion? The tour guide threatened the white-collar workers to spend at least 8,000 yuan! Kunming Tourism Bureau intervenes in the investigation

Recently, tourist Liu Min (pseudonym) and friends reported a group trip to Yunnan. Unexpectedly, the tour guide threatened to “know your home address and ID number, and white-collar workers need to spend at least 8,000 yuan”. On the afternoon of August 3, the staff of the Kunming Culture and Tourism Bureau of Yunnan responded to the Jimu news reporter that they had paid attention to the matter and were currently investigating and handling it.

According to The Paper, from the 19th to the 26th of last month, Liu Min and his friends signed up for a 6-day, 5-night tour in Yunnan. The total fee for the two people was 1,580 yuan, which included room and board. Fees, excluding airfare. She introduced that before joining the group, she asked the staff if the tour group needed shopping, and the staff responded that the group was not a shopping group. Then Liu Min and her friends went to Yunnan with peace of mind. However, what she did not expect was that during the tour, the tour guide not only did not allow tourists to add contact information to each other, but also threatened to know the ID numbers and home addresses of tourists. Recover the difference in travel fees.

Screenshot of the chat (Source: The Paper)

It was taken secretly by Jimu News reporter in Liu Min In a video, the tour guide also divided the shopping consumption levels for tourists, saying that “the working class consumes 3,000 to 8,000 yuan, and the urban white-collar workers consume 8,000 to 20,000 yuan.”

Liu Min said in an interview with the media that the tour group went to Dali and Lijiang and other places. Every time they went to the place, they asked for shopping. Under the pressure of the tour guide, she and her friends bought things for five or six thousand yuan. , A group member bought 130,000 yuan of jade.

On the 3rd, the reporter contacted the tour guide involved, but he did not answer the phone or reply to the text message.

The staff of Kunming Culture and Tourism Bureau told Jimu News reporter that they have paid attention to the matter and are currently investigating and handling the matter, and the results of the matter will be announced later.

Coincidentally, during the May 1st period, a video of a tour guide insulting tourists for nearly 5 minutes went viral on the Internet. The female tour guide in the video used “don’t want to face”, “cheating eating, drinking, and traveling” and “will be punished.” ” and other violent words, abusing and threatening tourists.

Chen Chunyan said in an interview that what was signed on the travel contract was a “tourist shopping group”. She recalled that on April 9, she received this low-cost group tour of Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, and Xishuangbanna. When she was discussing the itinerary with the tourists, she asked everyone, do you know this shopping group? All tourists said they knew.

However, the six tourists who were interviewed denied the claims of known “tourism and shopping groups”. A tourist said that when paying the fee, he asked the travel agency if it was a shopping group, and the travel agency staff insisted that they would not force shopping.

Three feet of freezing is not a day’s cold, and Yunnan’s tourism chaos has a long history. It is obviously impossible to cover up the “ugly” in Yunnan tourism. Tourism is the brightest signboard in Yunnan, and in order to polish this signboard, the only way to get rid of “toxins” is to eliminate “toxins” instead of stealing bells.

Source: Jimu News, China Economic Net, Beijing Times, etc.