1. open your laptop
2. go on google and write something like : holiday/beach/sun and cheap of course (crisis crisis guy !)
3. wait 3 min and the idea of paradise for most us will appear on your screen For an unbeatable price !
They will cell you the fly, the five stars hostels, the private beach with fine sand and turquoise blue sea and of course a lot of local staff who will be there so that you felt as king. All of that for only 400€ here we go !! Of course you deserve it, you worked hard this year after all and then the children are going to be delighted there are organizers to take care of them in clubs inside the hostel. So it will be holidays for parents and children perfect !!!
Summertime is arriving time to pack your bag and enjoy your trip. At the airport your children start to play with others in the waiting room and you start a discussion with the parents then you realise that you will be in the same hostel great !
When the plane lands no time to know where you are that we already put you in the bus for the hostel.
Most of the time you arrive, you discover a place outside city with only hostels resorts. The staff is very kind with you they show you your room and you are happy to start your holiday. You spend a nice week, beach, nice cocktail, buy some souvenirs in the hostel’s shop.
The week was too short, you come-back and you say to your friends people are so nice in this country is so beautiful and people have nothing but share everything and smile all the time !
But concretly what did you see of this country ? What did you share with native people ? What did you learn about the culture of this country ? And you know why it was so cheap ? Did you realise that all the staff are local but the manager most of the time come from europe ?
Let me give you some answers, it’s cheap because the staff have a very low salary, yes you can think it’s good thing to go in this kind of countries because you contribute to the economy of the country but what is the difference between travel and consume ? By travel like that which relationship we established except client to subordinate ?
Who benefits this mass tourism ?
It is colonial inheritance and the new « soft » form of colonization.
So next time before to click for book your holidays please think few minutes of the consequences of this kind of tourism.