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Post time 2018-7-10 22:43:46 |Display all floors
Some reasons:

1. Newfound wealth of some Chinese attracts them to get to see places where so many of them still never get to see, earning social status and bragging rights. Other nationals typically do not value those things so high - they travel for other reasons.

2. Chinese tend to travel in groups with travel agencies working with contracts sold by lowest bidding local service providers. Accidents are more common, and more "catastrophic", than for some other nationals that are more likely to travel solo or in smaller groups, and are travelling either self-arranged itineraries or with higher quality packages.

3. Chinese diaspora that turmoils in China over recent and less recent history has sent abroad has created a network of ethnic Chinese in lot of countries, that can provide familiar services. This may give false illusion of safety.

4. Because Chinese usually travel in big groups, they also heavily depend on their guides. Average Chinese tourist is less fluent in English or any other local language than average tourist from any other country. When things go bad, they can go very bad simply because they do not understand language.

5. Related to point 4 above, Chinese are quite awful at following instructions even in Chinese in their own country, and doubly so in foreign language in foreign countries.

For these reasons, both the volume of Chinese tourist is bigger (overall and in specific situations), and their likelyhood to get in trouble is bigger, than for other nationals.

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Post time 2018-7-11 10:43:26 |Display all floors
Jaaja Post time: 2018-7-10 22:43
Some reasons:

1. Newfound wealth of some Chinese attracts them to get to see places where so many o ...

Yeah, that's the general situation.  They don't obey rules back home and abroad, that compounds the problem, although there are many other reasons.

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Post time 2018-7-11 16:53:36 |Display all floors
This post was edited by pnp at 2018-7-11 16:54
parcher Post time: 2018-7-9 15:28
it used to be germans

Can't beat the Chinese in terms of number of casualties!

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This post was edited by pnp at 2018-7-11 16:58
Jaaja Post time: 2018-7-10 22:43
Some reasons:

1. Newfound wealth of some Chinese attracts them to get to see places where so many o ...

"earning social status and bragging rights"

So true, the Chinese value 'face' a lot more than others!  Can come home with photos to show to family and friends as proof that they can afford a trip to far away places!

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This post was edited by pnp at 2018-7-11 17:08
Jaaja Post time: 2018-7-10 22:43
Some reasons:

1. Newfound wealth of some Chinese attracts them to get to see places where so many o ...

'Chinese tend to travel in groups with travel agencies working with contracts sold by lowest bidding local service providers. Accidents are more common, and more "catastrophic", .."

Like they do back home, where they go on tours at prices below cost of tours, and are forced to buy jewelries and stones so that their tour guides can make a commission.

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Post time 2018-7-11 17:06:44 |Display all floors
Jaaja Post time: 2018-7-10 22:43
Some reasons:

1. Newfound wealth of some Chinese attracts them to get to see places where so many o ...

"Average Chinese tourist is less fluent in English or any other local language than average tourist from any other country."

Language is no problem for Chinese tourists, they are always accompanied by Chinese tour guides!

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