On November 6th, a conference was held in Sanya to discuss regulations for the ‘Price Control of Sanya Catering Industry’. Over 100 representatives from catering enterprises attended the meeting.

According to the new regulations, catering industry operators who impose a minimum charge on consumers, charging for tableware disinfection fees, corkage fees, air conditioning fees and seat fees will face severe punishment.

The authority has said that they will strengthen inspections on set prices in the catering industry from now until the end of 2012. Industry players who are found to have severely violated rules or cheated customers will face a fine between 50,000 yuan and 500,000 yuan.

Aside from this, a complaint management system will be set up and a special team will be on hand to deal with any issues of price cheating, in order to effectively protect the interests of tourists and maintain the price order of the sector.

Local residents and tourists who discover price violations in the catering industry can file a complaint by calling 12358 or 88273400.



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