Many countries believe that international tourism has harmful effects.
Why do they think so?
What can be done to change their views?
Many people have a belief that there are harmful consequences from the popularity of international tourism. It leads to negative effects on domestic tourism industry and attracts trouble-making tourists from other countries.
Some people tend to associate the development of international tourism with the decline of domestic tourism. As people nowadays may expect more on traveling abroad for fresh-new experience, this change of preference in a way will first affect local tour companies’ business and then local economy. After all, these companies could not duplicate foreign cultures and environment in their own countries to cater for people’s expectation.
Another harmful effect of international tourism is associated with social disorder as people who have never been abroad before may not expect culture shock so they may cause some kind of disorder in the visited countries. Some tourists may be rude to waiters in a restaurant or not leave a tip after finishing meals. This can be very frustrating and annoying to local people.
The above reasons do bring bad reputation to international tourism, but there are practical ways to fix the problems. Firstly, domestic tour companies and tourist sites should seize the