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Old 24.01.2020, 09:42
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Chinese tourist invasion

It's Friday, why not...

The Chinese tourist invasion doesn't seem to be ceasing in Switzerland. I live in the old town neighborhood of Bern, and beloved local small businesses are closing to open up for more Swiss Army Knife stores. Local transport busses nearly run over the hordes of Chinese refusing to budge in front of the Zytlogge. On Sunday's, I've witnessed the Chinese breaking into construction sites to use the portable toilets. They bring them in by the busload on a general quick city to city European tour and I wonder if this is any longer sustainable. As you most likely know, this is a general problem across all of Europe. They usually don't invest in local businesses and restaurants unless it is a tourist shop that may sell a replacement for their broken selfie sticks. What is the benefit to the economy other than for cheap hotels and gondola lifts?

Do you think the Swiss will ever do something to alter the currently allowed without restrictions zombie tourist takeover? Other towns and countries are fighting back, such as:


I'm all for multicultural visitors, but countries aren't theme parks. Of course it is not entirely the Chinese...there is a general issue of over tourism across Europe.
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