The authorities of the Swiss city of Lucerne are planning to introduce a fee for the Parking of tourist buses in the city centre because of the influx of Chinese tourists, reports Swiss Info.

“The administration is reviewing the Lucerne tourist strategy of the city because of the influx of Chinese tourists, and is considering the introduction of fees for the Parking of tourist buses in the city centre in the amount of $120. This measure can be applied in connection with transport problems – traffic jams, lack of Parking spaces or Parking too close to attractions”, the portal writes.

As noted by Swiss Info, visit Lucerne every year 9 million foreign tourists this 25 thousand people a day. They usually don’t stay in the city overnight, and see him passing through. “Tourists from Asian countries often visit the key sights of the city on foot, and the bus is parked somewhere nearby. The new tax will allow to recoup the costs of infrastructure”, – writes portal.

Also, the authorities were offered another way out of this problem is the construction of an underground Parking in the North of the city, which was connected to the metro. Then tourists would be able to take public transport to reach the historical centre. “The administration of Lucerne, believes this project is unrealistic due to its cost. Instead, at the end of 2019 is planned to collect complaints and suggestions from local residents that they helped to formulate new rules for tourists,” – said the Swiss Info.

According to the head of the office for the protection of the environment of the city of Adrian Borgula, the number of tourists in the city is not critical. “The sudden interest in the city from Chinese tourists in may 2018 not caused problems, the number of tourists was manageable, daily life was disturbed. Lucerne is a city that is open to the world, and tourism is important to our economy”, – quotes the portal of the Director.

Lucerne is a small Swiss town on the shores of the lake surrounded by mountains. It is known for its well-preserved monuments of medieval architecture.

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