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African tourists in Switzerland

I guess they have a large middle class in black countries in Africa. But one sees few black African tourists in Switzerland. Wonder if there is a reason for that?
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Re: African tourists in Switzerland

Ethiopia is closer.
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What ****ing planet are you on?
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Re: African tourists in Switzerland

Lets say 20 %+ middle class. 100 million
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What ****ing planet are you on?
He has a point: Africa has doctors and lawyers and businessmen and wholesalers and office clerks and professors, yet very few of them seem to visit Switzerland.

I think it's an interesting question.
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He has a point: Africa has doctors and lawyers and businessmen and wholesalers and office clerks and professors, yet very few of them seem to visit Switzerland.

I think it's an interesting question.
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Lets say 20 %+ middle class. 100 million
Middle class is not rich, and Africas middle class will have FAR less disposable income than the average western middle class. When you factor in that visiting Switzerland, pretty much the most expensive country in the world, is an expensive option even for Western middle class, then why would you expect to see many Africans here when the average family size is larger which would make the already high average travel costs even more prohibitive? It doesn't make much logical sense when they have so many other places in Europe that they could visit far more cheaply and easily.
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Middle class is not rich, and Africas middle class will have FAR less disposable income than the average western middle class. When you factor in that visiting Switzerland, pretty much the most expensive country in the world, is an expensive option even for Western middle class, then why would you expect to see many Africans here when the average family size is larger which would make the already high average travel costs even more prohibitive? It doesn't make much logical sense when they have so many other places in Europe that they could visit far more cheaply and easily.
Or maybe this is the reason. Airport Zurich

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Middle class is not rich, and Africas middle class will have FAR less disposable income than the average western middle class. When you factor in that visiting Switzerland, pretty much the most expensive country in the world, is an expensive option even for Western middle class, then why would you expect to see many Africans here when the average family size is larger which would make the already high average travel costs even more prohibitive? It doesn't make much logical sense when they have so many other places in Europe that they could visit far more cheaply and easily.
Yet we have Indian tourists.
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Yet we have Indian tourists.
And very many.
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Re: African tourists in Switzerland

The last significant group of visitors from Africa didn't get on very well.

... nor did their elephants.

Maybe that has something to do with it?
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Re: African tourists in Switzerland

Most likely crazy visa regulations. They dont want them here.
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Or maybe this is the reason. Airport Zurich

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Did you open this thread to post this insinuation of racism? Very classy again.
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Re: African tourists in Switzerland

Plenty of tourists from north Africa arriving by boat.

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Did you open this thread to post this insinuation of racism? Very classy again.
No not at all. But the possibility of discrimination is there
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Re: African tourists in Switzerland

Probably because it's easier to sell trinkets in Italy.



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Probably because it's easier to sell trinkets in Italy.



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Presumably that's not a tourist, though? I think Omtatstat was referring to tourists coming from the African continent being a bit few and far between in Switzerland.

Maybe Switzerland just isn't on the destination tick-list like it is in, say, India.
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Re: African tourists in Switzerland

The threat that an Indian tourist goes "over the wall" in Switzerland is relatively small.
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I think it's an interesting question.
Apart from South Africans, it's very difficult, and for visits to some countries, almost impossible for Africans to obtain tourist visas.

(Otherwise, Africans wanting to illegally stay in the U.K, for example, would just buy a plane ticket and fly over on a short-stay visa)

There's the cost of travelling element too.
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Apart from South Africans, it's very difficult, and for visits to some countries, almost impossible for Africans to obtain tourist visas.

There's the cost of travelling element too.
So its visa discrimination as I thought. Citadel europe!!
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