5 Sep, 2015
Swiss resort launches special train for Chinese tourists due to ‘cultural differences’ – The Independent
A special train for Chinese tourists has been launched at a mountain resort in Switzerland, following tensions over cultural differences. Swiss newspaper Blick reports that some tourists visiting Mount Rigi in the Swiss Alps have become incensed with Chinese tourists crowding the corridors while taking pictures from the train.
There are also reports of rudeness in packed carriages, and some even say they’ve seen tourists spit on the floor. Peter Pfenniger, chief of Rigi Bahnen said the huge influx of visitors from Asia had brought the struggling railway company back on track, but that “their strong presence is a challenge”.