Authorities wide nets, October 30, in recent days, Shanghai, Shandong and other places of the Granny square dance to the media reflected: they are invited to participate in dancing competitions in Hong Kong and in consequence the match only half a day, the other time in shopping, fall into the “shopping tour” traps.
In early October, an older square dance groups in Shanghai D2 shop were forced to shop in Hong Kong, flickers spent more than 10,000 yuan to buy thousands of gold bracelets, called “embarrassing in Hong Kong”.
Reporters found that this year, the number of Hong Kong businessmen and mainland travel agencies, aimed at middle-aged body, in the name of talent contest, tempted to travel to Hong Kong, Macau and other places forced shopping, there have been many square dance lovers fall for it.
Tai Lee (pseudonym), 50-something this year who loves dancing, on October 12, she and exercise together, usually with a couple of friends, from Taian train station by bus to Shenzhen, to Hong Kong after a night of live, to take part in the international square dance contest, the name of the game is called “2015 years of Chinese old-age dance International Festival”.
Lee ladies said, they participate in of is the International Festival 27th stage of game, only Taian on has more than 200 more people participate in, but site didn’t see what international team, Hong Kong no, basically on Taian, also has Yunnan, Guizhou, himself to of this basically on Taian gang people himself than, but Lee ladies said they also is very seriously of than has, but himself feel not like is game, is to this name shopping.
Starting this October 12 from Taian, first went to Hong Kong to Macau and Zhuhai on October 18 and return on Tai’s six-day itinerary, registration costs 1600 Yuan. Ms Li said ridicule, the game only the morning, tourist attractions in little time, other shop most of the time. Buy chocolates, buy jewelry. This corps No. 2300, who took 10,000 years old to buy a lot of myself, bought back in Zhuhai and silk.
Ms Lee believed the to square dance competition, is in fact mandatory shopping trip.
Lee produced a shopping credentials to reporters, displayed in Hong Kong Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon on October 14, new Mandarin Plaza basement b purchased a color gold pendants, spent HK $ 2500 about 2040 Yuan and this k gold pendants buys hung up.
Lee said pendant wrote above is the 14k585 gold color pendant, HK $ 2500 hasn’t got home not wearing, to call businesses to ask what to do, they responded by saying no I, Lee went to the local supermarkets ask businesses that she bought the color pendants are hundreds of dollars.
Lee provided the journalist in this schedule shows in Hong Kong, Macao, Zhuhai, arrangements for Department store every day, each for about two hours, recommended buying watches, jewellery, silks, etc.
In the name of square dance competition, but compulsory consumption, Ms LI’s experience is not the case.
According to media reports, in August this year, Jingzhou, a woman reflected in Hong Kong to attend “first jintong glass art competition” was “under house arrest forced shopping.” In September, the Jiangxi Boyle received a “Hong Kong Golden Bauhinia Square Dance contest” inviting, accompanying an elderly spending tens of thousands of Yuan to buy a piece of plastic on the “Jade”. In October of this year, Shanghai’s Zhu’s mother-in-law was also to participate in dancing competitions in Hong Kong, called the first “Gemstar Cup” national elderly talent contest, but D2 shop were forced to shop in Hong Kong, flickers spent more than 10,000 yuan to buy thousands of gold bracelets.
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Jinzhou in Liaoning province, one promoter Huang is still advertising on Twitter, “Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai square dancing five days and play the game! Only 680 Yuan, and race-winning huge first prize of 60,000 yuan, by the International Association of square dance organizations in Hong Kong. “The promotional material says, heat has reached 50 games, time also ranked next January, is currently signed up.
Reporter dialed the phone of promotional material, surnamed Huang told reporters that this is the Hong Kong elderly square dancers, have 12 people to go this, bonus is higher, the champion of 60,000, and room and board the train tickets are included. When a reporter asked whether the play process have shopping, Mr Wong said there will be prices so cheap there will be shopping.
Shopping scam tricks one after another, members of the Hong Kong Tourism Board responded by saying: “‘ according to the actual situation, complained to the Hong Kong Tourism Board and the Consumer Council related business. Group visitors to visit Hong Kong if members of the travel industry Council of Hong Kong travel agents unhappy with arrangements specified by the store after shopping, available at travel agents or inbound tour operators request a full refund within 6 months. ”
Talking about how to cure “scams”, “compulsory consumption” while waiting for the problem, said the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is to set up the tourism authority, and strengthen supervision of the industry.
Original title: Granny square dance was invited to go to Hong Kong from the Mainland competition, to the Mainland of Hong Kong by businessmen set set mandatory shopping Boyle was invited to several square dance competition in Hong Kong, to Hong Kong by businesses set up mandatory shopping