Tourism and Stereotypes

When someone says he or she is looking for an authentic experience they mean they want to try something different, the tourist from the future does not want to go to travel relax, and lay down in the sun he wants more than that he wants to experience new things, he wants to understand new cultures and be part of it, he wants to be part of its landscape.

The text “Integrating sustainability and Hawaiian culture in to tourism experience of the Hawaiian Islands”, talks about the tourists and how they are requesting more and more of their trips, they don’t want more a sun burn and a day in the city they want much more, they want to go to a place that is full developed according to its culture, history, population, and natural places they want to go to a sustainable place.

In the Haiwaiian case we can observe that during the years and due to the high number of tourists and bad planning in the tourism activity that the location and its population lost part of its cultural aspects, and how hard it is to acquire its characteristics back, it is ten times easier to cultivate someone’s culture than to renew and recuperate it back.

Now the second text about “Authenticity in Cultural Heritage Tourism”, talks about measures that need to be taken so that someone could have a truly authentic experience, it talks about what is authenticity and what a place needs to make it real.

Once again like the Hawaiian text it explores the characteristics the new tourist and its new face, how he is going to be, what kind of experiences he is going to look after, and what he wants to keep from that particular experiences, the new tourist is always looking after new things, and knowledge.

Both texts shows how important it is to keep someone’s culture intact, and it can be compared to the TEFI values because it highlights important values that shouldn’t be lost during time in someone’s culture like sustainability, transparency, honesty and inclusion.

 

Bibliography:

http://www.eturbonews.com/16026/integrating-sustainability-and-hawaiian-culture-tourism-experien

http://sohosandiego.org/reflections/2003-4/authenticity.htm

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