Code of Business Standards and Ethics for the Approved Destination Status Scheme

Minimum quality standards for approved inbound tour operators and tour guides.

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Date published 31 October 2023


The Australia-China Approved Destination Status (ADS) scheme is a tourism arrangement between the Australian and Chinese governments.

The scheme allows Chinese citizens in organised groups to travel to Australia for holidays.

Businesses in the scheme who provide tour services to Chinese citizens must meet quality standards.

This Code of Business Standards and Ethics sets out the minimum standards for approved:

  • inbound tour operators
  • tour guides.

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For more information about the scheme, you can: