Today the world is more connected than any time before and people from all over the countries can arrive at their destination within 24 hours.
millions of individuals to encounter different cultures every year, the phenomenon of the international
conflicts between people with different habits and
money collected under a tariff
creates isolation more than
. In fact, tourists prefer to look at different places, costumes and habits like sitting in front of the television screen, watching a documentary, more than sharing time with the indigenous population.
, tourists don't respect foreign habits and cultures, often because they don't understand it.
, they throw the litter on the ground, or even
don't respect their hosts’ religion.
, the effects of international
are not all negative. Sometimes tourists fall in love with people and places they visit and decide to live in there, acting as mediators between cultures and enhancing
. It's the case of lots of tourist guides that decided to move abroad and enjoy a different lifestyle and culture, trying to share their feelings with visitors.
speaking the language of the place we visit can help us understand people from different cultures.
, a large amount of money around the
business contrasts the tendency of some countries to close their
to foreign people.
can lead to a better comprehension of these cultures and so to
In conclusion, the biggest industry in the world
to feel the need of changes in the way
is structured, so it could become a mean of
and reciprocal understanding more than create tensions between cultures.
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Model Answer 2:
The growth of
and the numbers of people travelling to other countries for their vacations has led to debate as to whether
is beneficial. I believe that there are many problems which arise out of the tourist industry, and will examine these in detail.
Many people argue that travel broadens the mind.
statement does not fully hold water. I would argue that spending a few weeks in another country is not long enough to gain a proper understanding of an alien culture. A foreigner visiting Britain might be met with the traditional British reserve, and mistakenly conclude that the British are unfriendly.
, some people are unwilling to open their minds. A Western traveller
an Arab country is unlikely to consider that the veiling of women is acceptable.
a foreign country brings with it problems that can lead to the dislike of the native people.
, a foreigner is vulnerable and is often ripped off by
, the language barrier can lead to misunderstandings.
, tourists are often hassled to buy goods, which can ruin a holiday. When I went to Bali, people tried to sell me something every five minutes, and
totally spoils my sunbathing.
often end up disliking foreigners. Visitors may mistakenly act contrary to local norms, or they may just be plain offensive, as many drunken British holidaymakers must seem to the Spanish. Global
can lead to hostility from the native people, who may feel their traditional way of life is under threat.
, the relative wealth of the foreign visitors can cause envy and resentment.
In conclusion, I would say that I largely agree with the argument that global
creates misunderstanding between people from different cultures and that the differences are often a cause for conflict rather than celebration.