French news. Paris manual on How to treat tourists !!!

Paris Plage 2013. Medhi Chebil for France 24.

Paris Plage 2013. Medhi Chebil for France 24.

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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