Latest update: 19/04/2013
France's pickpocket problem: a turn-off for tourists
With 29 million visitors every year, France remains the world’s number one tourist destination. The number of visitors from China is on the rise. France needs tourism from emerging countries to make up for the shortfall from crisis-hit Europe. But the Chinese media is now warning its nationals to steer clear of France, following a high-profile attack on Chinese tourists staying just outside of Paris.
By James ANDRE