7,000 Chinese tourists in CaliforniaA group of about 7,000 people from China visited the southern California in late May, their one-week stay in the United States set a record not only because of the unprecedented number of people in one group, but also because of the economic benefit -
$ 85millions profit$ 85 million - it has generated for the city of Anaheim, orange County and beyond. Despite the high level group of the exhibition and their many commercial purchases, they left the United States in controversy, complaints and criticism, mainly because of their behavior. Chinese tourists sometimes forget their best ways From May 21, Perfect China members, a direct marketing company that sells health food, household and beauty products, took 86 flights to come to the United States stayed in 26 hotels and filled 13,000 to 14,000 hotel rooms. According to Union Pay, each member of the group spent $ 10,000 or more during the visit.
"We are making history,"said Xu Guowei, vice chairman of China Perfect. They also made a bad impression.
Describing some of the group Perfect China as arrogant, loud, intrusive and undisciplined, bus driver chartered Eric said they blocked access to persons with disabilities in Sea World in San Diego to take group photos and argued that it was their right to do what they wanted. In Las Vegas casinos, members of the group spitting on the carpet and ordered many drinks refills without tipping waiters or waitresses.
Women members of the group have had rooms of men in the hall, leaving the men waiting in line because they do not feel like walking to the upper floors. Jimmy Liu, a tourist guide in Los Angeles, said there is a lack of knowledge about American culture, tradition, regulations and social norms.
"Some members brought their usual bad manners, spitting example, in the US and unfavorable impressions left here,"
Chinese tourists in CaliforniaEach year the number of Chinese visitors to California rose, said Caroline Beteta, CEO of the visit in California, which helped put the group. Beteta said his agency expects growth of 63 percent in the number of Chinese visitors between 2013-16, and estimated that they will spend $ 2.2 billion in California on shopping, accommodation, meals and transportation . In 2013, more than 1.8 million Chinese visited the US, an increase of 23 % compared to the previous year, and they spent about $ 9.8 billion, said Yuan Nansheng, Consul General Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco. In 2000, the number of Chinese travelers reported exponentially as 10 million overseas trips. In 2008, more nations, including the United States signed agreements with China to allow groups of tourists, a movement has helped to bring more Chinese tourists.
In 2013, Chinese travelers became the single largest group of expenditures per capita in California, the No. 1 US destination for Chinese tourists. As China goes back to the second largest economy in the world, Chinese visitors are also sweeping everywhere, including Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia and Latin America. Although countries and destination areas welcome tourism dollars and purchasing power, they are angry against the chaos, the hassle and bad behavior of Chinese tourists bring to their cities. Given the Chinese tourism boom, some industry insiders believe that the government should implement educational programs. For example, the mandatory label classes for the visitors before their departure are encouraged to help them behave better in countries and foreign cultures. "For example, the Chinese should learn table manners, know concepts such as space, privacy and wait your turn," said Shino Wang, head concierge of a five star hotel in San Francisco. "the more they are exposed to these Western standards, more properly, they will behave
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