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(Bloomberg) -- The Chinese -- Alpine hoteliers’ backup plan to help offset a dwindling number of European guests put off by the strong franc -- are staying away from Switzerland: their overnight stays dropped by 23 percent in July from a year earlier. While the country hasn’t been struck by terrorist attacks in recent years, Chinese tourists often visit Europe via package tours that takes them to a series of countries, including France. Those now are less in demand.

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