Tourism warned against abusing Olympic symbols


China’s tourism industry has been warned against the illegal use of Olympic logos and slogans.

The China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) says that tourism businesses can’t use the Beijing Olympic logos or other Olympic-related slogans in their promotion activities without proper authorization.

“Travel agencies, restaurants, hotels and other tourism enterprises should strictly obey the regulations to protect the Olympic symbols and not create any tourism products with Olympic logos or organize any Olympic-related promotional activities, such as the Beijing Olympic Games Torch Relay,” says an unnamed CNTA director.

CNTA says no tourism-related infringement cases have been discovered so far.