Paris, the most visited city in the world, and my birth place, does not have the best reputation for treating tourists very well….until now.
The city just launched a manual aimed at people working in the tourism industry.
A small 13-page guide, called “Do You Speak Touriste?” provides information on tourists’ expectations according to their nationalities.
The English, for example, like “Smiling, friendly staff, a warm welcome, and a playful dimension to cultural attractions” while the Americans expect “to be taken care of quickly, and a mastery of English.”
The manual also includes notes on how to say basic phrases like hello, thank you and goodbye in several languages
To read the full article and watch a video, click on France 24
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