From Outsiders to Innkeepers in China’s Sleepy Countryside

The New York Times
14 August 2013

The Lindens hotel is far from an authentic representation of China, said Ian Rowen, a geography doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado. However, he said the Lindens have created a novel and tasteful way to introduce international tourists to Chinese and some ethnic-minority traditions. “It’s a good example of the way that heritage tourism can proceed,” said Mr. Rowen, who has worked in China’s tourism industry and conducted academic research at the Lindens’ hotel.

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