Chinese tourists are taking over, one selfie at a time - and showing the way to independent travel

Chinese tourists use a paper map to learn about the archaeological site during a visit to the Acropolis in Athens on May 24, 2017. Foto: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

One of the strongest drivers of global economic growth isn't factories or financial services or internet startups, it's what we do when we're not working. We are becoming a planet of tourists.

For the past seven years, the travel-and-tourism sector has outperformed the overall economy every year, contributing as much as $7.6 trillion in 2016, including the wider impact on the economy, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. During the next decade, the council predicts, almost one in four jobs created worldwide will be related to tourism...

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