No nose picking, peeing in pools for Chinese tourists
The Chinese National Tourism Administration seems to limit the damage in response to recent misconduct of Chinese tourists abroad (see : tourists throw candy to North Korean children “as they feed the ducks ” and the incident involving a tourist 3.5000 Chinese and Egyptian temple. )
Their solution ?
A 64-page guide that includes etiquette tips like being punctual for group visits and using shower curtains in hotel rooms , as well as specific suggestions is not so usual and country.
Some general examples : No picking your nose in public, not slurping noodles too hard and spend too much time in public restrooms . And some very specific individual counrtires advice : In Italy, the U.S. guide , it is not favorable to give a handkerchief as a gift . In Germany, the Chinese visitors should bring their fingers if they call for dogs and not to humans. In the UK , it is impolite to ask if they have eaten and France , which gives yellow flowers to your guests can be considered offensive .
The need for a guide, Summ Liu , a researcher for the Centre for Tourism Research at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, told Reuters earlier this year , “Many Chinese tourists just go abroad, and are often inexperienced and unfamiliar with the rules and overseas standards. ” Bizarre or not, the Chinese tourism is on the rise , from $ 102 million international tourism last year.
Other tips guide , according to the Daily Mail, include:
- In Nepal , do not use your foot to touch the property of others
- In India , do not touch people with your left hand
- In Thailand, not to mention the royal family
- Do not look dirty in public
- Do not leave marks on the toilet seat