A UN report states that tourism is growing faster than expected. Do you consider this to be good news? Here are some good questions to ask: Is the growth sustainable? Do the benefits extend beyond wealthy owners? What about local communities? http://media.unwto.org/press-release/2014-01-20/international-tourism-exceeds-expectations-arrivals-52-million-2013
“Blood drinking tribe turn gourmet chefs” reads the teaser caption on the CNN website. The article itself is a bit more respectful than the sensationalized title. Still, one would hope CNN could rise above this. The article covers Maasai youth in Kenya being trained for culinary jobs in high-end tourist resorts. http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/world/africa/maasai-master-chef/index.html?hpt=hp_c5 What do you think?
A recent article with a dramatic title on the CNN website caught our attention. What do you think? Does tourism help or hurt? What are the dynamics at play in your region? Here’s the link to the article with some nasty photographs: http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/02/travel/gringo-trails-documentary/index.html?hpt=hp_c3