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1. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 8y

I was sent by my company to escort and assist a tourist group from Chennai, India for 5 days. Well, it is not as fun as i thought. Its exhausted and not punctual is like normal for them. I asked the tour guide about it and he said its normal for Indian Tourists. Way too far behind if compare to Japanese Tourists.

Besides that, they are just quite sellfish. Almost 80% of them are like that. They asked the guide not to go to some attractions but 20% of them wanted to visit. And started to shout and scold the guide. Was quite shockd as it was the first time im helping out for this Indian tourists.

They were quite desperate. Kept asking for prostitutes and yea, they finally got it at their last night in Hotel Istana. When i was walking at the walkway, about 9 - 12 of them were outside their rooms. Waiting for their turn. And when i lookd into the room, there were 2 ladies...not sure if they are Chinese or whatever...but im sure both are not Indian.

Well, i dont think all Indian tourists are like that. Just maybe that were their first time out from their homeland. But i remembered the tour guide's word....'When you are in Rome, Do as what Romans do'

Have to escort another group next Tuesday.....

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 8y

Sounds like you have your hand full opospa!

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Sounds like pathetic people who should stay at home their whole life.

4. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

Bet the next group will be much better! ;)

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

Wow opospa - I'm sorry you had that experience! I agree with Ev though, the next group will be better.

While still working at the university, our department head arranged for 35 Indian doctors to visit and do some training in neonatology. I had to wrangle them into different groups for the training sessions and also be a chaparone during their off hours. I agree, due to cultural differences, the Indian docs were quite demanding and didn't always think they had to follow my direction. Some were downright obnoxious (mainly because I was a woman). But, I found using an immense amount of humor and diplomacy worked wonders to bring everyone in line. Granted, they were visiting for 10 days so I had adequate time to adjust my approaches almost daily. We even took them to a Chicago Cubs baseball game. It was amazing how many of these blue-collar baseball fans took time to explain the game to our guests. Three women docs were having such a good time, they kept cheering for both teams. At the end of the game, the Chicagoans and docs were shaking hands, giving hugs and thoroughly elated about the whole experience.

I do hope your next group will be better. As a side note, I also had to work with several visiting Japanese docs doing a similar training visit. Again, because of cultural differences, they were a more reserved and gracious group - sometimes almost to a fault. At times I wished I could have mixed the two and they would have been the perfect guests.

6. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 8y

Quoting bex76

Sounds like you have your hand full opospa!

LOL!!!
Well, lets hope next group will be much better....

7. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 8y

Quoting samsara2

Bet the next group will be much better! ;)

Yea, should be much better!! ;) I have all positive things in my head now

8. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 8y

Quoting Isadora

Wow opospa - I'm sorry you had that experience! I agree with Ev though, the next group will be better.

While still working at the university, our department head arranged for 35 Indian doctors to visit and do some training in neonatology. I had to wrangle them into different groups for the training sessions and also be a chaparone during their off hours. I agree, due to cultural differences, the Indian docs were quite demanding and didn't always think they had to follow my direction. Some were downright obnoxious (mainly because I was a woman). But, I found using an immense amount of humor and diplomacy worked wonders to bring everyone in line. Granted, they were visiting for 10 days so I had adequate time to adjust my approaches almost daily. We even took them to a Chicago Cubs baseball game. It was amazing how many of these blue-collar baseball fans took time to explain the game to our guests. Three women docs were having such a good time, they kept cheering for both teams. At the end of the game, the Chicagoans and docs were shaking hands, giving hugs and thoroughly elated about the whole experience.

I do hope your next group will be better. As a side note, I also had to work with several visiting Japanese docs doing a similar training visit. Again, because of cultural differences, they were a more reserved and gracious group - sometimes almost to a fault. At times I wished I could have mixed the two and they would have been the perfect guests.

Such a wonderful trip there...
Well, these people are from Bajaj Alianz group....Insurance Company....
But looking foward for the next week group....
Should be more challenging...

9. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

Quoting opospa

Well, i dont think all Indian tourists are like that. Just maybe that were their first time out from their homeland. But i remembered the tour guide's word....'When you are in Rome, Do as what Romans do'

Have to escort another group next Tuesday.....

I am sorry u had a bad experience opospa

All Indian tourists are not like that. These days visiting South East Asia has become so easy for the Indians, partly due to cheap airfares/accomodation and mainly due to the booming indian economy, that people from smaller towns are visiting these areas and these groups are the first timers who are out of their homeland.

May u have a better group next time:)

Arif

10. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 8y

Quoting arif_kool

Quoting opospa

Well, i dont think all Indian tourists are like that. Just maybe that were their first time out from their homeland. But i remembered the tour guide's word....'When you are in Rome, Do as what Romans do'

Have to escort another group next Tuesday.....

I am sorry u had a bad experience opospa

All Indian tourists are not like that. These days visiting South East Asia has become so easy for the Indians, partly due to cheap airfares/accomodation and mainly due to the booming indian economy, that people from smaller towns are visiting these areas and these groups are the first timers who are out of their homeland.

May u have a better group next time:)

Arif

Yes, I understand that. Cant really blame them because they are the first timer here. Well, its nice to hear that they would like to come back and visit here again. Some even askd me about working opportunities here because they like it here.;)