Some say cultural traditions are destroyed when they are used as money-making attractions for tourists. Others say this is the only way to save such traditions. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Sample 1 Some Say Cultural Traditions Are Destroyed when They Are Used as Money-Making Attractions for Tourists
Some say cultural traditions are destroyed when used as money-making attractions for tourists. Others say this is the only way to save such traditions. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
In recent years travelling increased rapidly. Some groups of people believe that promoting tourism way reduces traditional culture. However, the selling token is such a way to save traditions. In my perspective, I will discuss both views in the upcoming paragraph.
On the one hand, promotion can bring many benefits to people and the government. The first and foremost view is that when travellers visit any historical nation, there are generated business opportunities for local and government. Tourism is the best key to any economy. Its boots people’s lifestyles. For example, tourists buy local art to learn about the culture if they visit a local place.
On the other hand, money-making is disadvantageous for culture. If profit is the main purpose, then the primary goal and culture will be changed over time. In other words, if workers and traditional artists create a product only to attract visitors and gain money, then it will be affected. Secondly, this method also negatively impacts visitors, particularly foreign visitors, who never recommend that place or product after an incredible experience.
To sum up and offer my position, I support the former view because tourism is the best way to promote culture, and it is economically beneficial. However, it is weakened by the wrong way it is done.
Sample 2 Some Say Cultural Traditions Are Destroyed when They Are Used as Money-Making Attractions for Tourists
Many people today are against using cultural tradition as a source of income to target tourists. In contrast, others agree that it is a good idea as that will preserve the tradition that can be passed on to the next generation. Some advocate free cultural traditions for tourists, which is justified. I am one of them, and in this essay, I will try to explain why I think concerns about free cultural tradition have great merit.
First of all, cultural traditions have been around from time immemorial, it is the culture laid by the ancestors, and they are happy to showcase their tradition to foreigners. For instance, the new yam cultural festival, where farmers will bring in their harvest and the farmer that harvested the most giant yam will be honoured by other farmers. This honour is done by local musicians, where metals and wood are used as musical instruments. Also, the fishing festival held towards the end of every year attracts tourists from different parts of the globe to watch the festival free of charge.
Secondly, not every tourist can afford to pay the cultural tradition fees, after spending more on travelling expenses, coupled with hotel accommodation and feeding expenses, if they are charged for cultural tradition, it will discourage them from coming hence the tourist rates of the visit will drastically be dropped.
Technology is increasing, new gadgets are being produced, and one can watch any event from the comfort of his home. Hence cultural tradition should be made accessible, enticing tourists to always want a real view of the tradition rather than watching online.
To conclude, instead of paying cultural fees by tourists, farm products and local cuisines should be made available for tourists to buy and take back home, which will, in turn, boost the economy as well as encourage the indigene to hold their culture in high esteem and preserved it for the future generation.
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