Chinese Travellers are still in love With Paris
In its report on the tourism sector in France in 2013, DGCIS announced that the number of Chinese visitors increased by nearly 23%. Yet, according to an article in the Anglo-Saxon press (see here in English), they suffer from an evil called "Paris Syndrome", and the cultural clash between a fantasy city and its brutal reality would be the cause.
What kind of brutality Chinese tourists are they specifically face , Thomas?
The Chinese are convenient to a number of individual victims, and the police can not unfortunately understand that this type of reaction since we were forced to implement a number of devices face an upsurge assaults where they were targeted. via
These are numerous and go very far: for example, it turns out that some Chinese people come to visit their families, and we have to protect them through the guards when they go to the restaurant in the 93 for example, where we observed real heist from offenders on Chinese visit.source
The magic ParisThis phenomenon, which affects especially Paris, is so problematic that we had to ask the groups to judicial police who generally work on narcotics cases or the BRB (Brigade Repression of Banditry ed) to focus primarily on the summer preventing attackers from individuals, often from Eastern and Central Europe.
The problem is that these police officers, which is away from their usual work, find that the phenomenon only grow.
France world champion of tourismIt must first be remembered that France, especially Paris, is a leading global tourist destinations. The title of "world champion" of tourism (number of travelers passing or staying in France but not in revenue generated by tourism), it generates many benefits, including the causes some disadvantages as draw in addition to tourists, offenders who aspire just to take advantage of the influx of people with money or goods with high added value.
For example, we know that tourists are particularly targeted by pickpockets or snatchers. But that does not make Paris a less safe city than other capitals in the light of the importance of the people on its territory. Do not forget that every day, nearly 6 million people passing through Paris. Some crime phenomena are also less important today than it was 10 years.
There were nearly 3000 flights recorded in 2002 swords, 1400 in 2010, while they are only 1270 in 2013 armed robbery recorded collapsed from 910 made in 2002 to 297 in 2013. however the pickpocketing recorded experiencing significant increase since 2009 as increased from 14 500 to almost 25 000 however, they remain below the level observed between 2002 and 2004 (between 36,000 and 26,000 made) level. The robberies recorded without weapons also displayed an almost steadily since 2008 and reached their 2002 level compared to a decrease from 2002 to 2007.
increase in the number of Chinese touristsThe increase in the number of Chinese tourists will probably still increase with economic growth, the rise of the middle and upper classes and their desire to travel. An estimated 100 million Chinese are expected to international tourism in 2020, they represent a very strong challenge for all global destinations.
France is the first country in the number of tourists, they visit in Europe, ahead of Italy, Switzerland and Germany. There are another seven years, these travelers crossed four to five countries in Europe when they came. Now they are in rather take two destinations and France is the number one choice.