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Serbia, a draw that is big Chinese tourists
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SERBIA: A “bride” in a fairly dress that is white trainers operates through a field, her long white veil fluttering behind along with her “groom” in hot pursuit.
It isn't a scene from the Hollywood hit “Runaway Bride” but a conventional wedding that is serbian -- just with the majority of the roles played by Chinese tourists.
Enticed by visa-free travel and costs that are low to Western Europe, the Chinese have already been arriving at Serbia within their droves.
The landlocked Balkan state is currently one of several fastest-growing locations in European countries for Chinese travellers, topping the maps a year ago, and has now been rolling out of the carpet that is red.
From Chinese restaurants, to street indications in Mandarin, infrastructure has quickly sprung up.
Chinese authorities were also sent to your roads of Belgrade during summer to greatly help keep in touch with their compatriots, a programme also piloted various other European metropolitan areas.
As well as in rural western Serbia, locals within the little, picturesque getaway town of Gostoljublje also have discovered a method to claim a piece for the cake.
Zeljko Sredic, whom owns the resort of wood vacation domiciles, lays on a complete wedding that is serbian, without really getting hitched.
“We thought we would do weddings simply because they include all of the customs: the tradition of food, track, party, costumes and so forth,” he told AFP.
The wedding extravaganza has been wooing the Chinese in particular since it began two years ago against rolling hills and farmland.