Here’s travel writer Jim O’Donnell’s well reasoned argument for why travelers have a responsibility to help correct economic imbalances in places they visit.

“Should foreigners pay more?

mola“That was the question back at the beginning of summer when a heated discussion ensued among travel bloggers on Facebook. At the center of the debate was the tendency of some world governments to charge foreign visitors more than locals to enter a national monument, archaeological site or wildlife park.

“The whole thing took off when a travel blogger railed on her FB page against the Sri Lankan government for charging $15-$30USD for foreign travelers to visit a lesser known monument while locals enter the monument either free or at a very minimal fee.” Read the rest on Jim’s site: Around the World in Eighty Years, which also has a good section on geotourism“’best practice’ tourism that sustains, or even enhances, the geographical character of a place, such as its culture, environment, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.”



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