Helpful Experience or Continued Exploitation? Let's Dissect this Topic
Benjamin Dalmeida, HTR318: Cultural Tourism
Faculty Mentor(s): Professor Kathleen O'Brien, Hospitality
Africa is a common destination in the field of cultural tourism. Some may even say that the continent has benefited significantly from the influx of tourists and their cultural experiences. However, I consider the reality of some of the negative aspects of tourism, such as the exploitation of cultural resources and environmental degradation. In my project, I researched both the pros and cons of tourism throughout Africa, while highlighting how some of the cons are greater than they might initially seem. Tourists typically learn cultural basics prior to visiting a destination, but may not always consider another place their home no matter how beautiful it is. My goals are to express the importance of cultural preservation practices, as well as discuss strict regulations that can be set in place to diminish the growing exploitation of African cultures. As a result, we can better focus on a well-rounded experience for tourists visiting Africa.
Dalmeida, Benjamin, "Helpful Experience or Continued Exploitation? Let's Dissect this Topic" (2021). Business, Fashion & Textile Technology, Hospitality and Tourism. 12.