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Chinese tourists' outrage over flight delay in Bangkok

(CRI Online)    10:55, September 07, 2015
Chinese tourists' outrage over flight delay in Bangkok
Screenshot shows a group of Chinese travelers staging a protest at the Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on September 4, 2015. [Photo: weibo.com]

A new viral video has surfaced showing a group of Chinese travelers staging a protest this past week at the main airport in Bangkok, Thailand.

The video shows a group of over 250 tourists demanding compensation and an apology from airport officials after it was announced their return flight from Bangkok to Chongqing was going to be delayed by around 9-hours because of bad weather and other technical issues.

This reportedly sent the crowd into a frenzy, with demands of a thousand yuan each in compensation, as well as apologies.

The spectacle at the Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok is being held-up as another example of Chinese tourists acting-out while abroad.

Ge Lei with China Youth Travel Service says more needs to be done to teach Chinese travelers to behave in a more civilized manner.

"As a matter of fact many of us have yet to learn the right way to communicate with a different world. I think while traveling abroad, one must act like a guest visiting your host and learn to respect the basic rules, even if those rules might be hard to accept for many back in China."

The number of Chinese tourists to Thailand soared by nearly 140 percent through the first half of this year.

Tens-of-thousands from China are expected to travel to Thailand during the National Day holiday in October.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Wu Chengliang,Yao Chun)

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