Industrialist Harsh Goenka publicly criticized a hotel in Switzerland for issuing code of conduct especially for the Indian guest.
Mr Goenka took to his twitter handle to share the notice addressed by the hotel. Harsh Goenka felt it was extremely humiliating, disrespectful and he wanted to protest against it.
The Chairman of RGP Enterprises shared the picture and wrote, Reading this notice I felt angry, humiliated and wanted to protest, but a realization dawned that we as tourists are loud, rude, not culturally sensitive.
He further said, with India becoming an international power, our tourists are our best global ambassadors. Let’s work on changing our image!
Reading this notice I felt angry, humiliated and wanted to protest.
But a realisation dawned that we as tourists are loud, rude, not culturally sensitive. With India becoming an international power, our tourists are our best global ambassadors. Let’s work on changing our image! pic.twitter.com/7R4ZrZIXKi
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) July 22, 2019
Hotel Arc-en-ciel in Gstaad created a set of rules for Indian people, everything you find on the buffet list is fresh and please don’t take any of it with you. Indians prefer to eat with their hands so in the list it was clearly mentioned to use cutlery as others want to have an appetizing buffet.
Guests were even asked to not “speak loudly” in the balcony or corridor and they were asked to be quiet.
Goenka slammed the hotel, but a realization dawned that we as tourists are loud, rude, not culturally sensitive. With India becoming an international power, our tourists are our best global ambassadors. Let’s work on changing our image!
Desi Twitter supports Goenka but slammed the hotel for its racism comments:
Though I can understand what they may have faced, this is as racist as it can get. If they had to do this, then they should send you this at time of booking. Atleast you can choose to boycotting the hotel if you are offended, and spend your money elsewhere
— Suhail Sameer (@SuhailSameer14) July 22, 2019
Let alone Indians travelling abroad, have you seen the way we Indians behave at our domestic tourist spots? Garbage everywhere. Loud music. Drinking alcohol in the open. Shouting, laughing loudly at all times of the day and night. Creating a nuisance for everyone.
— karanbir singh (@karanbirtinna) July 27, 2019
We can start practicing wthin our country first. There's no harm in spking softly in public places, flight etc. Also we can alwys teach our children basic manners. They must b taught to sit quietly n behave well in flights n othr public places & I dont mean babies or under 4yrs
— jyothi menon (@JyothiNair76) July 22, 2019
@hvgoenka I stayed in this hotel. The hotel staff are racist. In fact, my stay in Europe for about 5-6 years. I witnessed various counts of racism in many European countries, prominent amongst them were France, Switzerland, Sweden.
— Pankaj Singh पंकज सिंह 🇮🇳 🌍 (@PankajSingh_UN) July 22, 2019
It is quite simple: Behave like guest, respect local customs and stop treating locals who serve you like Shudras.
Greetings from Switzerland.
— Ex_oriente_lux (@Twi_Saab) July 26, 2019
This was racist 😡 You should have protested politely and asked them to remove the reference to an entire nation. I am sure there are worse travellers in the world.
— ideasingh (@ideasingh) July 22, 2019