The Louvre museum’s Pyramid. Photo: AFP

Lost in translation: black market in Chinese guides and tickets has cost Paris Louvre ‘millions’

The museum’s lack of support for Mandarin means Chinese tourists have been forced to rent audio guides from scammers on the street, who also trade in used tickets

Topic |   Chinese overseas

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The Louvre museum’s Pyramid. Photo: AFP
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Tamara Thiessen

Tamara Thiessen

Tasmania-born journalist, travel writer and photographer, Tamara Thiessen, is also a global hotel correspondent. Like an arctic tern, she migrates regularly between Australia and France, but consider hotels her true pied-à-terre. She writes for business and leisure travel publications, in-flight magazines and newspaper travel supplements worldwide, and is the author of several books including travel guides to Vienna, Barcelona, Australia, Switzerland, Borneo and Rome.