Copenhagen shops pay Chinese guides kickbacks for rich tourists

Chinese guides demand thousands of kroner from luxury shops in exchange for bringing them wealthy Chinese tourists, Berlingske newspaper reports.richchinese

Luxury shops told the newspaper how the guides refuse to bring the tourists unless they are paid a cut of between five and ten percent of the sales made from the wealthy Chinese shoppers.

The practise was an industry secret in Copenhagen until several shops recently spoke out about how they were boycotted by the guides because they refused to pay the cut.

While not illegal, the tourism organisation Wonderful Copenhagen would rather the city was not associated with such practises.

Source: Copenhagen Post