Ctrip releases 'intelligent' attraction index

Hu Min
A new ranking system evaluates tourist attractions based on visitor feedback, ticketing, admission, guides and after-sales services.
Hu Min

Online travel operator Ctrip released on Thursday an index evaluating China's "intelligent" tourist attractions and services.

The National Development and Reform Commission also issued a separate notification on boosting tourism and consumption which requires tourist attractions to launch "intelligent" services such as online ticketing sales, self-service tours and audio guides.

The notification released on Thursday covers ticketing, admission and after-sales services such as refunds, reservations, QR code scanning, electronic maps and intelligent audio guides via a platform-and-attraction coordination mechanism. 

The Imperial Palace, Yuntai Mountain scenic area, Shanghai Wild Animal Park, Slender West Lake, Dujiangyan, Huashan Mountain, and Tiger Hill had the highest scores on Ctrip's tourist-friendly index, which is based on visitor comments, ticketing, admission, guides and after-sales services.

The standard and index aim to provide references for tourists during the upcoming Spring Festival travel rush, Ctrip said. 

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