Birdwatching moving into the mainstream with Chinese travelers
Bird watching in China is experiencing a paradigm shift from localized bird watching to becoming part of a global tourist market. In China, social networks like QQ, WeChat and bird-themed “BBS forums” have become the main channels for the local tourism service providers to market and communicate with their customers to schedule services ahead of time.
Chinese-owned Venice restaurant bill outrages Japanese tourists
The mayor of Venice has voiced outrage over the €1,100 ($1,347) bill that four Japanese tourists say they had to pay for four steaks, a plate of fried fish, water, and service. The four students complained to police after getting the eye-watering bill at a restaurant near St Mark’s Square. Italian media did not name the restaurant but said it was owned by a Chinese woman and run by an Egyptian.