6/24/2013 08:44:00 AM

Paris Issues Instructions on Friendliness Towards Tourists

Photo by John Vosburgh via Flickr
With 29 million visitors in 2012, Paris is one of the world's most visited cities. They hope to keep it that way by addressing the city's reputation for rudeness, Reuters reports. French tourism officials have released a six page booklet, "Do You Speak Touriste?" with friendly phrases in eight languages, tips about how to address different cultures and information on spending habits. Among the info? Americans like to have prices confirmed, Italians appreciate a firm handshake, Brits prefer to be addressed by their first name, Chinese like to shop and Brazilians like evening excursions. The tourism office is distributing the book to workers in tourist areas throughout the city and in Versailles. 

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