A mainland Chinese tourist was arrested in Hong Kong yesterday for slapping his guide in the face because she refused to buy chocolate.
Pressure to purchaseThe 40-year-old woman was taken with the rest of his tour group to a baking Hok Yuen Street, Hung Hom, about 13 hours. She entered a dispute with a local guide of the women's visit, also 40, who was believed to have pressured her to make a purchase.
"The mainlander left the store without buying all the chocolate," said a tourist industry insider. "This angered the guide and led to a fight outside the store. The guide mainlander slapped in the face.
The tourist was arrested for assault." The tourist was arrested for assault. The guide suffered minor facial injuries and was sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. It was understood that the woman from the mainland joined the tour group of Jiangsu province for a three-day visit to the city. "We condemn all forms of violence," said deputy tourism sector Yiu If wing.
"Visitors must report to the police or the Council of the travel industry if they are angry against a service." A tourist from the mainland who died last month after he was beaten unconscious by four men. He said he tried to mediate a dispute between a visitor's companion and their group tour leader on forced shopping. Incidents involving cross-border tourist groups made attend some retailers have urged the government and the watchdog tourism to deploy special measures, including giving the authorities of the mainland the names of alleged "visitors from the shadows "who joined the group to support tourists in spending. The Commission received 192 complaints Tourist tourists from mainland group for the first nine months of the year. A total of 89 were related to the forced consumption of visitors with tourist guides and 111 to shopping in stores designated by the agencies. Some of the complaints concerned two elements