Detecting Grand Tours of Europe with Geo-Tags

  title={Detecting Grand Tours of Europe with Geo-Tags},
  author={Conrad Lee and Derek Greene and Padraig Cunningham},
In his recent, light-hearted article “The Grand Tour”, New Yorker journalist Evan Osnos writes of his time with a Chinese tour group in Europe [12]. Osnos describes a group of thirty eight closelychaperoned tourists undertaking a breakneck bus tour, covering five countries in ten days. He argues that Chinese tourists have formed a distinctively Chinese “grand tour” of Europe. This tour includes places like Trier, Germany, the birthplace of Karl Marx, described in a Chinese guide book as “the… CONTINUE READING