Maiko, or young geisha, in Kyoto. Photo: AFP

Japan’s Kyoto targets badly behaved tourists with smartphone alerts on local manners

  • Visitors staying in the city are often unaware of local customs, such as the way household rubbish is meticulously separated for recycling
  • There have also been reports of bad behaviour, including tourists chasing geishas and their apprentices with cameras in the streets
Topic |   Japan

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Maiko, or young geisha, in Kyoto. Photo: AFP
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Tourists at Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Felix Wong

Where are Chinese tourists going if they’re giving protest-hit Hong Kong a miss?

  • Singapore has emerged one of several big winners in Southeast Asia as mainland holidaymakers eye alternatives amid Hong Kong’s escalating violence
  • However, with the US-China trade war pinching purses across the region, people might be travelling, but are they spending?
Topic |   Chinese tourists

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Tourists at Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Felix Wong
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