Forbes.com Editor’s Pick: COTRI Director Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Arlt Discusses Hummus Restaurant Incident in “No, Chinese Tourists Weren’t Ripped Off in Israel”.
- Posted by Christopher Ledsham
- On 15th September 2016
- Forbes.com, high-end travellers, Israel, spending
COTRI Director Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt added his voice to the discussion surrounding the well-publicised news story involving a group of Chinese diners charged over USD 4,000 in an Israeli restaurant in July in his blog post entitled: “No, Chinese Tourists Weren’t Ripped Off in Israel”. The article was once again selected as an Editor’s Pick on the Forbes website.
In the blog post, Professor Arlt carefully dissects the story and contextualises the event within the framework of the typical habits of high-spending Chinese outbound tourists, one of many different types of Chinese visitor to Israel. In support of this, Professor Arlt also draws attention to the fact that much more has been made of the event in the international media than in Mainland China, where paying USD 500 per head for a dinner at a high-end restaurant is not considered to be particularly unusual.
Prof. Dr. Arlt’s blog: “No, Chinese Tourists Weren’t Ripped Off in Israel” can be read on his blog at Forbes.com.
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