When Western tourists travel to China, they often do so because of the country's ancient history and the many cultural experiences that will await them but it seems that the differences between the East and West extend even further into our attitudes to tourism and the expectations of a holiday. Chinese travellers are heading abroad more readily than before and, while doing so, are exhibiting some noticeable trends and dispelling a few misconceptions. The following five examples show interesting contrasts in the desires and level of preparation behind Western and Chinese holidays as well as the style of the trip chosen and spending habits.
If Chinese travellers are after a cultural experience how do you explain that they never interact with locals, refuse to eat anything other than Chinese food, rush from one photo stop to the next, and are only interested in the cheapest options?
and dont forget; they love their noodles!!