The EU may still view Greece as a struggling country, but Chinese tourists have developed a taste for it and are taking it by storm. Holiday islands like Santorini are doing well thanks to a veritable hype over Greece in China.
Few Europeans have heard of Momchilovtsi. But in China, the village conjures up images of mystery, wonder and longevity, having given its name to a kind of drinking yoghurt that is all the rage for Chinese consumers.
Airlines organized extra flights on Thursday to allow some of the thousands of passengers stranded by the eruption of Mount Agung to fly out of Bali.
Disneyland has "Main Street, USA", a monorail and Mickey Mouse. China's Nanjie village has "East is Red Square", red trams and Mao Zedong. The village has become a big hit with nostalgic Chinese tourists.
In big German cities, tourists from China are an important source of income for retailers. These customers from the Far East however expect to be courted and looked-after - as it's done in Munich and Frankfurt.
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