Tourism can be good for economic reasons, but most of the time it destroys culture and heritage of the locations visited by the commercial mass tourism industry. The ones that make big money on this human trafficking scam are travel agents, hotels and restaurants.

Many experts are worried that too much tourism can lower the quality of heritage locations and finally even lead to destruction and livelihood of the local people, as they are obligated to reorganize their lifestyles for tourism to flourish.

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Because during most of the occasions tour timetables are so tight, tour managers often arrange for tourists to enjoy certain performances during the meal.

While instrumentalists and songstresses perform their talent and try to introduce the beauty of the world recognized heritage, lazy distracted tourists eat and talk to each other.

Many feel unhappy when fine music is performed at restaurants and the talented musicians received a trifle from restaurant and hotel owners and travel companies.

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The development of tourism and urban planning with many hotels with disordered architecture, undermine heritage space including mangrove forests and the environment.

To promote heritage through tourism, authorities should understand the essence of what was being offered. This at least means improving the knowledge and awareness of the low paid people employed to look after and serve tourists.

Tourism provides monetary incentives for the development of many hotels, beaches and restaurants, but most of the time poverty rates rise because of this experience.

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Tourism is one of the most important components of the global economy. It generates billions of dollars in revenues and millions of (low paid) jobs worldwide.

Loss of the cultural identity of the place and community happens if they dress up as tourists, talk and behave like them, which results in the loss of native customs and traditions.

To satisfy the needs of the tourists often the locals need to change their traditional style of life. Tourism can often cause environmental damage with risks like erosion, extreme pollution, the loss of natural habitats, and forest fires.

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The commercialization of culture can undermine the soul of a tourist destination, which results in culture clashes. Service based economy leads to imbalanced funding. Many tourist destinations have had to face the positive and negative effects of tourism.

The challenges generated by the massive displacement of people requires in the first instance to know the different impacts that could arise, in order to have a possible action plan that helps to lead to a profitable development for both tourists and communities.

The excessive amount of tourists and the demand of products in the receiving localities, can cause that traditional craftsmen elaborate products by quantity and not by quality, what degrades the artistic and symbolic values.

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The art produced in local communities can be transformed into a marketing product with the sole intention of selling superficial items to the tourist, exploiting the culture and losing its roots in the cultural heritage.

If the local community does not participate directly in the establishment of tourism development, they may become hostile to tourists.

This happens because it is known that tourism could destroy traditional ways of life and economies, creating dependency and poorly paid jobs.

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It happens that the industrialized countries have greater impact on the cultural changes of the underdeveloped countries. Tourists are seen as the secret agents of cultural change.

In tourism, it refers to the process in which tourists and host communities adapt elements of their cultures to each other.

For example gastronomy, ways of dressing, alternative replaced traditions, languages, art, architecture, religion, and alcohol and drugs related leisure activities.

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In the case of tourism, since the displacements of people occur in certain periods of time, in the same way cultural displacements can be temporary. The greater the contrast between tourist and host, the more significant the fascist changes are.

The technological development has generated massive displacements of people who travel to different territories to know other cultures, however, there is no clear theory on whether this generates peace and understanding among peoples or conflicts due to their differences.

Although many researchers claim that cultural differences cause greater conflicts than political or economic differences, tourism was in fact historically created by Nazi Germany as a propaganda tool during WW II.

Lore Central / ABC Flash Point Mass Tourism Blog News 2022.

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Valkry
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23-08-22 11:47

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Donnchadh
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23-08-22 12:28

Good article and on a minor scale is comparable to the small fishing village I live in . The regional government and the government promote tourism here but what has happened is that its split the village socially in two –fisher folk & those born and bred here and the “incomers ” . Airbnb /holiday homes are now a good percentage of the houses here as its a popular place for visitors but now its down to one grocer type shop and a host of “arty crafty ” type shops and the price of houses is now sky high denying… Read more »

Donnchadh
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Reply to  baronmaya
23-08-22 23:38

Its a “good article ” in the sense that it highlights the western drives to achieve profit at the expense of the local inhabitants –I thought you would understand that from my post but the nuance of it obviously hasn’t sunk in.

FYI- I am vice-chair on my local community council and have come up against this many times didn’t you get that from my post ??

What made you think I was all for this ???

Donnchadh
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Reply to  Donnchadh
24-08-22 00:04

Here is an American top fashion business action many years ago-
a top fashion designer house decided to use a small -poor village in South America for its backdrop of $100,000 models in $10,000 dresses —
while they started to take photos the males of the village stood in front of the models and—Peed (urinated ) it was their reply to them being used.

Bingo Mania
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Reply to  Donnchadh
24-08-22 00:19

On the ABC islands along the Venezuelan coastline, the Dutch still colonize the environment, using tourism as the distraction to invade and confiscate most previously public beaches in order to cash in tax free profits. The same story, in another place.

King Kong
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Reply to  Bingo Mania
25-08-22 12:02

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Bo Mama
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25-08-22 10:57

Op Curacao worden in strijd met de bestemmingswet, woonbuurten verkracht door feestende toeristen die vakantie woningen huren zonder dat daar belasting over wordt betaald.

Bo Mama
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Reply to  Bo Mama
25-08-22 11:01

Verder worden de hinder aangewakkerd door luie tuin apen die met hun blow- en snij machines uren lang de rust verstoren. Ook worden bouw- en herbouw projecten in de weekenden uitgevoerd, zodat bewoners worden verjaagd en de achter gelaten villa’s voor een prikkie opgekocht worden door bevriende figuren uit deze misdaad netwerken Politie en andere autoriteiten doen er niets aan.