Tourism and Cultural Encounter

Tourism and Cultural Encounter

Each of your answers must be a minimum of 700 words and maximum of 1000 words.  Answers need to be detailed and in paragraph form, with a clear structure.  You are welcome to find additional information on the topic and apply them to your answers, but if yo do so, use the APA convention for citing sources, to avoid plagiarism

Question 1

  1. Among the Toraja people of Sulawesi, Indonesia, not all was going well with tourism. In fact, resentment became so great over the way in which sacred funeral ceremonies were being adapted to meet tourists’ needs that in the late 1980s, a number of Toraja communities simply refused to accept tourists. The result is that host communities find culture and traditions under threat from the purchasing power of the tourism industry. Neither are tourists better off from the cultural viewpoint. Instead of getting rich and authentic cultural insights and experiences, tourists get staged authenticity; instead of getting exotic culture, they get kitsch. Question: Within the context of the narrative presented above, discuss 4 cultural differences (Scollon and Scollon, 1995) that may have prompted the Toraja communities to resist the threats posed by tourism. Your answer must be a minimum of 700 words and maximum of 1000 words.

Question 2

  1. In many Muslim countries, strict standards exist regarding the appearance and behavior of Muslim women, who must carefully cover themselves in public. Tourists in these countries often disregard or are unaware of these standards, ignoring the prevalent dress code, appearing half-dressed (by local standards) in revealing shorts, skirts or even bikinis, sunbathing topless at the beach or consuming large quantities of alcohol openly. Besides creating ill-will, this kind of behavior can be an incentive for locals not to respect their own traditions and religion anymore, leading to tensions within the local community. The same types of culture clashes happen in conservative Christian communities in Polynesia, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Question: Using the contact hypothesis, describe the potential outcomes of the tourist-host contact indicated above. Be sure to discuss the outcomes in terms of tourist-host attitudes, interactions, perceptions, values, and communication. Your answer must be a minimum of 700 words and maximum of 1000 words.


answer each question as paragrah form 

each question must be a minimum of 700 words and maximum of 1000 words 

 use the APA convention for citing sources

Answer preview…………..

The growth of the tourism industry has been a significant contributor to the increased economic growth in most countries starting with the creation of job opportunities in nearby communities. However, tourism may be of great concern to some communities particularly on the aspect of culture. Even though the goal of developing countries is to maximize the positive impacts of tourism, it has to ensure that the community does not get the negative social and cultural impacts (Kreag, 2001). The social and the cultural ramifications of tourism needs the consideration of the government since some of the effects can become detrimental to the community. The massive influx of tourists brings diverse values and cultures to the community that would influence the behaviors and the customs of the community. The Toraja people of Sulawesi, Indonesia is a community that has had some impacts on their culture to the extent that some members refused accepting tourists……….

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