Paris guide for tourists: the British informal, Italians impatient, Brazilians tactile
British tourists like to be called by their first names", Brazilians are "easily tactile", Italians are "impatient" and the Spanish constantly on the "lookout for freebies".
Here are some pearls of wisdom Paris tourist Board believe will help improve the French capital reputation rude, overbearing, unpleasant and aggressive in relation to 29 million foreigners who visit the city and the surrounding area each year.
Tourist Council, along with the Chamber of Commerce of Paris, launched the guide and the accompanying website called Do You Speak Touriste?, offering shopkeepers, hoteliers, restaurateurs and taxi drivers from country to country tips on how to work with foreign citizens.
"The aim is to fight against the bad reputation welcome to Paris and the Paris region", - said Jean-Pierre Blat, General Director of the Paris region for tourism.