Chinese authorities have published a guideline to encourage the growth of camping tourism, focusing on developing public campsites and improving the service quality.
The guideline, jointly released by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and 13 other departments, emphasizes the need for profitable campsites and encourages resorts, tourist spots, rural tourist destinations, and other parks with the potential to identify camping areas and offer relevant services in China.
It is imperative to promote the integration of culture and tourism and fully utilize cultural resources, improving the camping experience for campers, according to a report by China Daily.
Businesses involved in the relevant business sector have been asked to enhance management regarding public safety and fire safety. campsites are required to clearly and accurately disclose their charges guidelines, standards for campers, and other marketing materials, in accordance with the guidelines.
The guideline is not the only project that Chinese authorities have implemented to further its RV and outdoor recreation industries. Back on April 1, the country officially permitted driving licenses for RVs, paving the way for the growth of outdoor tourism.
Two motorists received the new C6 driving license after passing the first tests for driving recreational vehicles (RVs) with trailers in Shanghai. This privilege allowed its holders to drive certain RVs or light towing trailers that weigh up to 4,500kg in total mass.
The applicants for the RV license must also already have a valid driving license to apply. As long as they have a C1 or C2 license while fulfilling specific preconditions, they can apply without issues.
Last August, experts in the RV industry also believed that China’s market would have a boom in demand, despite showing a downward trend in the first half of the year.
According to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), 5,155 RVs were sold nationally in the first half of this year, down 12% year-on-year. Sales in June reached 1,318 units, down 11% compared with June 2021.