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A Treatise on Tourism

An experience is a private thing. (we don’t do mass-tourism and this is why)…

Didn’t you come to this place to experience something of a place far from home? That is very different from walking through a museum so you can tell the folks back home “you did it”. Stop being a mass-tourist. Think about how you travel and how you behave as a visitor.

Consider this:

One million more visitors to this town will not make anyone happier. One million more visitors to this town will cause multinational hotel chains to replace local family owned hotels. McDonalds will open a location and the streets will become littered with their packaging. Does McDonalds care that they help make the world a dirtier, uglier place?

Those corporate hotel chains will drive down prices, which may seem good to you until you realize that those lower prices are, by design, destroying the locally owned and operated hotels and restaurants, and the livelihood of the locals that work there.

Venice was once a special place to visit. Now Venice has no local residents – they moved out because of mass-tourism. Now Venice consists only of chains and shops and cruise ships. Mom & Pop are extinct. Now you can get most of what Venice has to offer at your home-town mall.

The Internet certainly helped you find that beautiful little town, but why broadcast that to the world on Google? So that another faceless multinational corporation makes more money? What is really in this for you? Why not let others discover the beautiful little town the same way you did? They will be happy you did (not post it online).

We offer experiences. An experience is a private thing.

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