this ain't livin': Tourism-Dependent Economies are Financial Pitfalls

In arguments with friends and locals about tourism, sometimes I feel like I’m talking endlessly in circles, because people seem to be missing the point I’m making. When I criticise the industry here and the way it locks people into dead-end service jobs, destroys the environment, and makes the climate actively hostile for locals, they seem to believe that I hate tourists and think they shouldn’t come here. That’s not the issue. The issue for me is that the community has become, like many other communities across the US, solely dependent on tourism, and that is dangerous.

  1. se-smith posted this