Hainan launched an arbitration center for tourism on March 20th in its latest efforts to build itself into a popular international travel destination.
Generally speaking, arbitration centers prepare guiding models, which include the general rules to be followed during the formulating of tourism investment agreements and the related arbitration agreements to settle disputes that may arise.
According to local authorities, the arbitration center will deal mainly with tourism-related civil and commercial disputes in Hainan, including consumption, investment and project construction.
The center was jointly established by the Hainan International Arbitration Court and the provincial department of tourism, culture, radio, television and sports.
Ao Liyong, deputy head of the provincial department of tourism, culture, radio, television and sports, said the establishment of the center will further improve the arbitration and resolution mechanism for tourism-related disputes, safeguard the legitimate rights of investors and consumers and boost the development of Hainan’s tourism industry.