Tourism is travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes.
A Small place, By Jamaica Kincaid and “Slum dog tourism “by Kennedy odede discuss the ethics of tourism and relationship to power. Tourism can tell us a lot about power in today’s world , it could tell us how it makes our economy grow because whenever a tourist goes on vacation and they choose to buy souvenirs the place they visited profits off of that . It also could tell us how tourism and power profits in the world today by showing people the different and popular beliefs people around the world share . It could also show what countries are most visited and which countries have the most attractions . The many famous cities that get alot of tourists. Mainly it could show us the advantages we all share with other places .
The many things i think motivates tourists has to be just to break out of there routines back home . To get away from there 9 to 5 and to go away to relax in a stress-free environment . It could also be for business purposes or just to do something different . In a film we watched in class directed by Stephanie Black Kincaid said that “ tourists have a responsibility to places they visit economic wise or power wise “ . I agree with what she says this does cause ethical problems with tourism because what people often fail to see is that where you go to vacation at that place is profiting from you by you spending your money there . So therefore the economy changes as the place gets more or less visitors . Less visitors more money to be made !
Tourists visit all these lovely places and see all this fancy hotels and nice places to eat at these nice beaches and nice customer service , different cultures , fun attractions and pure entertainment but what they fail to see is the hard work that goes into all of this ! what they fail to see is all the poverty outside of there fancy resorts , its a whole different scenery outside of there vacations you see ! It’s a lifestyle that people struggling to get by so they work for those who come to the resort . To me honestly i think the power relationship between tourists and the places they come from has to be the clear understanding of the way of other’s lifestyle . They don’t know what others go through because they themselves haven’t been through it ! I honestly do not see the relationship between tourism and colonialism , tourism is the practice of traveling for pleasure as to colonialism is a policy .