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Ken

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Tourism: The Gift And The Curse
Aug 7, 2003

Tourism is the main economic factors for many countries, espeically developing country with pristine natural attractions. Many developing countries rely on tourism to feed its people. However, as much benifit as it brings for the visitors and the host country, tourism does bring its own problems.

Tourism can widen a person's perspective of the world and it can provide much needed income for people in many countries. However the bad side of can be the introduction of things considered undesirable by people in the host country. It can also mean that the people in the host country can lose its cultural distinctiveness to the "invading" cultures. This can mean the loss of tourism earnings, as people realizes that the host country is not worth seeing anymore because of its homogenized culture.

Tourism, along with many other things, comes with a curse. Perhaps this is inevitable, but the result is definitely not. People in a country that can potentially have their cultures wiped out by tourists who brings their cultures ashore must take steps necessary to protect their own culture, like Japan. Japanese people modernized along with the world while managing to keeping their own culture from dying. This is certainly a good example for people whose cutures are at risk of being wiped out.

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mo3taz nassar

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Re: Tourism: The Gift And The Curse
Aug 13, 2003

i think it's not hard for a people that hosts tourists to keep its culture from being wiped out. after all, man tends to belong to something big in his life, and as the culture of a people resembles their most precious property, they will hardly give it up. of coarse no one can deny that winds of change work somehow on any people, but still i think it can never be dominant enough to wipe out a culture , especialy that of a people that hosts tourists, which means that the culture of this people is great enough to make them proud of it.


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meryana

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Re: Tourism: The Gift And The Curse
Aug 13, 2003

Bali is visited by tourists from all over the world every year. But this doesn't mean that Bali loses her own distinctive cultures. Moreover, this special character of Bali is the reason for tourists to come and visit Bali.
So I think if a host country wants perpetual tourists to come, the country should maintain its cultures. Because the typical cultures of one country itself that attracts the stream of tourists.


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Haythem Kamel

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Aug 20, 2003

the people need to travel , to know each other , and to understand each other
by this way , we can have the international peace


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