In many ways people can argue that citizens in European
countries may not see tourists as an economical advantage, in comparison to
less developed countries. Tamara Luki?s’ (17 April 2014) claims that tourists’
behaviour can affect the acceptance and tolerance of locals. In other words
like the saying “what you give, is what you get” she reinforces the idea that a
tourist should act appropriately to avoid a clash of cultures.
Lisa Millas’ article (11 Aug. 2017), relegates tourism
through her personal experience in Croatia. “I didn’t need the language to know
she was not happy. I heard the old woman spit out the words “game of
thrones” before she spat on the footpath as she walked by.” The local
woman that Millar encountered was insinuating that there is a subconscious
clash between the tourists and citizens. As unpleasant as it could feel for a
visitor, this experience raises the question of whether tourists should feel
cautious about travelling.
For example article by Becky pemberton (6 July, 2016) focuses
on the frustration of locals towards tourists due to the idea that tourism
could be attracting terrorism. But as mentioned by pemberton in Spain,
Mallorca’ economy relies on tourism, but if there is an unstable relationship
between tourists and locals this could cause a decrease of visitors. The
article also mentions the concerns of governmental figures who try to shed
light on the advantages of tourism in the country “the money will be used for
environmental projects and to restore historical sights” her statement
raises the doubting questions; should
tourists be given limits, to decrease the animosities caused by the lack of
thee? Also, is tourism based on the
interest of contributing to the missing needs of a country, through exchange?
Depending on the need and positioning of the countries’
economic many locals whom benefit from the tourism are quite welcoming. However, in other countries many locals can
be quite hostile due to what they believe is being taken away by the tourist.
and understanding the relationship between locals and tourist