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The Tourism Industry in the EU

Tourism is, on the whole, an underappreciated industry. Tourists are more or less tolerated by the inhabitants of the cities and countries that they visit, but they really are a necessary part of today’s society. Tourism “brings social inclusion and understanding in a way no other industry does” (Gollan). Not only is this important for […]



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Machu Picchu: Saving a World Wonder

Peru relies on tourism for much of its capital; Machu Picchu alone brings in roughly $35 million annually. This large scale tourism creates problems within ancient sites because of the excessive traffic and litter that comes with mass amounts of people. The traffic and pollution speeds up the dilapidation of sites, like Machu Picchu. Machu […]



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The Onion: Tourists Have Close Call

Why Satire? For my Final Project, I used satire to address the idea that many tourists allow themselves to remain detached or unaware of the impacts of tourism on the people, livelihoods and natural environment of the places they visit. Beyond that, I explored the idea of how people native to an area live and […]



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Cultural Shifts for Korean Ethnic Group

Within China there are fifty-five recognized ethnic minority groups. These groups today feel pressure to integrate into modern society. Most groups try to retain their traditions, but in order to make a living, most are forced to give up on their traditional lifestyles and focus on the attraction of tourism. This shift in lifestyles is […]



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