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Re: African tourists in Switzerland

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What sort of image does Switzerland have in Africa?
Is that actually a sensible question in this context? I'd think you need much finer granularity.
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Re: African tourists in Switzerland

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If the question doesn't interest you, why are you posting on this thread?
Omtatstat poses the question why he doesn't see many African tourists.

Various responses are posted.

My suggestion was that perhaps it doesn't appeal to Africans in the same way as other nations, e.g. India (because of its Bollywood scenery connection).

You then post saying you find it "interesting" why African's aren't interested in Switzerland whilst Indians are.

I gave the answer from what I assume is the Indian point of view. No idea why Africans don't book Bollywood tours to Switzerland. You'll have to ask someone from that neck of the woods, won't you?

Bugger all to do with whether I find the thread interesting or not.
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Re: African tourists in Switzerland

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Is that actually a sensible question in this context? I'd think you need much finer granularity.
Sure.

But there are probably some bigger trends that obviously don't cover everybody but might give some perspective.

Same as for India. I'm sure not all Indian tourists come because of Bollywood, but it's an important part of the picture.
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Re: African tourists in Switzerland

I just checked the figures for 2017, so this discussion has some facts behind, have fun

(source: https://www.bfs.admin.ch)

Hotel industry: arrivals
Total 18 562 061

Schweiz 8 672 753
Baltische Staaten 0
Deutschland 1 652 977
Frankreich 680 806
Italien 487 914
Österreich 191 833
Vereinigtes Königreich 708 193
Irland (Eire) 37 484
Niederlande 279 385
Belgien 195 605
Luxemburg 38 394
Dänemark 55 425
Schweden 78 664
Norwegen 43 739
Finnland 33 965
Spanien 234 456
Portugal 63 148
Griechenland 37 711
Türkei 54 834
Übriges Europa 58 180
Liechtenstein 14 776
Island 5 859
Polen 66 559
Ungarn 35 491
Belarus (Weissrussland) 6 630
Bulgarien 16 462
Malta 5 627
Zypern 5 807
Chile 8 849
Vereinigte Staaten / USA 957 796
Kanada 115 180
Mexiko 27 277
Brasilien 106 871
Argentinien 25 225
Zentralamerika, Karibik 0
Übriges Südamerika 28 411
Übriges Zentralamerika, Karibik 22 871
Aegypten 11 880
Übriges Nordafrika 17 993
Südafrika, Republik 20 996
Übriges Afrika 38 384
Bahrain 7 001
Israel 84 269
Indien 326 454
Japan 227 010
Übriges Süd- und Ostasien 73 388
Katar 30 749
Kuwait 28 618
Australien 153 839
Australien, Neuseeland, Ozeanien 0
China (ohne Hongkong) 974 756
Golf-Staaten ...
Hongkong 91 060
Indonesien 52 240
Korea, Republik 315 074
Malaysia 39 495
Philippinen 16 293
Neuseeland, Ozeanien 19 577
Singapur 70 412
Oman 12 661
China (Taiwan) 141 959
Thailand 143 449
Übriges Westasien 34 041
Estland 6 822
Lettland 6 123
Litauen 7 246
Saudi Arabien 119 612
Vereinigte Arabische Emirate 137 934
Serbien und Montenegro ...
Kroatien 11 491
Rumänien 37 530
Russland 135 518
Slovakei 18 109
Slowenien 12 131
Tschechische Republik 43 997
Ukraine 26 362
Serbien 12 431

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Old 12.09.2018, 13:21
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Re: African tourists in Switzerland

At least now I can see why Trump likes visiting the Middle East...he has probably misunderstood Golf-Staaten.
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At least now I can see why Trump likes visiting the Middle East...he has probably misunderstood Golf-Staaten.
I'm quite positive they play golf there. Perhaps the group should be even bigger.
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I'm quite positive they play golf there. Perhaps the group should be even bigger.
Literally whoosh.
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Literally whoosh.
Really?
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Re: African tourists in Switzerland

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Or maybe this is the reason. Airport Zurich

or this https://youtu.be/VzasTR-nWyA
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Re: African tourists in Switzerland

Ok,


simply put: A lot of Bollywood movies are partially shot in Switzerland. I know its a different culture, but its simply impossible to overestimate the popularity of those movies in India. Everyone there dreams of seeing the alps and the location of that scene of their favourite movie... the reason why so many Indian movies are shot in CH is that the mountains are pretty similar to the ones in Kashmir... but it simply isn't safe to shoot movies there. So: Switzerland is blessed with cashing in tons of Indian tourist dollars. And they happily do so if you go to Jungfraujoch, Lucerne lake front and only a handful of places where the tourbusses seem to never stop coming.


Africa has absolutely zero cultural connection to Switzerland (except of the bank accounts of generations of dictators...). Why should any African come even if he had the cash to do so? Its a beautiful place, but I am pretty sure if I'd grown up in the equally beautiful nature of sub-Saharan Africa would I be more into shopping in New York or London, city trip to Las Vegas or partying on Ibiza.
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Re: African tourists in Switzerland

Omatstat, you should ask this on Quora.
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Re: African tourists in Switzerland

I'm still baffled how the OP can look at someone and 'know' if they're an African tourist.
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I'm still baffled how the OP can look at someone and 'know' if they're an African tourist.


Well its just a guess. Skin colour is one amongst other features.And I am not talking about white Africans.

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Well its just a guess. Skin colour is one amongst other features.And I am not talking about white Africans.
And what about brown Africans?

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And what about brown Africans?

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Yes . We can include brown as well.
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Yes . We can include brown as well.
So how do you tell a brown African arab from a brown Asian arab?

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I'm still baffled how the OP can look at someone and 'know' if they're an African tourist.
He's from Mali, so he has insider info I guess.
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So how do you tell a brown African arab from a brown Asian arab?

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Simple. Ask him/her Or the clothing shows it

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Simple. Ask him/her Or the clothing shows it

When in doubt consult the picture

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I know quite a few Africans that are much closer to the bottom left than the top left...
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I know quite a few Africans that are much closer to the bottom left than the top left...
And you can barely move in Europe for female Japanese tourists wearing formal kimonos in the streets.
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