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1. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Hi all,

http://www.economist.com/markets/displayStory.cfm?story_id=4033796

Needless to say, France, the land of art and culture places the top ranking . While China is booming up that fast!

What do you think? And what is the insights of this chart?

Lee

2. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

France wouldn't even be in my top 20.

3. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Jeff!! There is soooo much to see there! The history! The architecture! The wine!!! (your breaking my heart) Mont Saint Michael, Louve! Where is Katie when I need her!!??
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4. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

I have to admit France wouldn't be in my top 20 either, yes i like the culture and the wine but when i'm told over and over again how they are the best and most stylish people i start to get annoyed. I like when people have national and cultural pride in their own countries but not to the extent that I've had to listen to. Sorry just had another loud 'discussion' with a French friend, (and i thought i was the stubborn one).

But China would be high on my wish list, I think though as I live in Europe my wish list would mainly contain countries further a field, and hopefully that becomes a reality !

5. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

But China would be high on my wish list, I think though as I live in Europe my wish list would mainly contain countries further a field, and hopefully that becomes a reality

Yes, that's why more and more europeans are coming to asian..from your text i can see that!

Lee

6. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

also because there is a higher level of communication among cultures via tv, books, net, (travellerspoint especially ), etc combined with cheaper air travel it is becoming easier to travel further, (i just wish it was even cheaper ;) )

7. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

If it wasn't for the great skiing, I don't think France would rank very highly on my list either... It would probably be somewhere around 10 now or a bit lower.

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

I hate to ask - but I'm going to... Does anyone have France in their top 10 or top 20 list??? (I've never been there but you guys aren't making a great case for visiting...)

Maybe we need to start a thread - "Your Top 10 Places To Visit... Or, maybe not...

9. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

That thread already exists.
It is in my top ten! (Well, Normandy is anyway;))

10. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting CupCake

That thread already exists.

Hence, the "or not" ;)