Recent high-profile incidents affecting Chinese outbound travellers have put the topic of management of destination image in the spotlight
- Posted by Newsdesk
- On 4th October 2018
- china, incident, Sweden, Thailand, tourists
The Sunday August 30th edition of the South China Morning Post featured an article reporting the case of an airport security worker in Thailand being caught on video hitting a Chinese tourist, consequently drawing immediate apology for the action from the Thai government.
In a message to the media given in the days following the incident, the paper details a Thai government spokesperson expressing “upset” on behalf of the country’s prime minister and junta leader. Notably, the statement recognised that the foreign traveller had acted improperly – “…the tourist could not produce documents to reaffirm his accommodation in Thailand, refused to stay in a detention room, and acted inappropriately with officials” – although the official government line remained that while officials had the right to “defend themselves” the action had been carried out in a way that was “not reasonable” and apologies were offered to the Chinese national in question […]
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