From Outsiders to Innkeepers in China’s Sleepy Countryside

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.