Indian travellers are expected to make 50 million outbound trips by 2020, making them prime targets for the dubious title of “world's worst tourists”. Photo: Shutterstock Indian travellers are expected to make 50 million outbound trips by 2020, making them prime targets for the dubious title of “world's worst tourists”. Photo: Shutterstock
Indian travellers are expected to make 50 million outbound trips by 2020, making them prime targets for the dubious title of “world's worst tourists”. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
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Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Are Indian travellers set to overtake Chinese for ‘world’s worst tourists’ title?

  • As China is aware, all it takes for an entire nation’s reputation to be ruined is for one unfortunate incident to go viral
  • But equating a country’s conduct with an individual’s actions is, at best, reductive and, at worst, racist

Indian travellers are expected to make 50 million outbound trips by 2020, making them prime targets for the dubious title of “world's worst tourists”. Photo: Shutterstock Indian travellers are expected to make 50 million outbound trips by 2020, making them prime targets for the dubious title of “world's worst tourists”. Photo: Shutterstock
Indian travellers are expected to make 50 million outbound trips by 2020, making them prime targets for the dubious title of “world's worst tourists”. Photo: Shutterstock
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.