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My Travel Social Responsibility

2006-06-26 06:12:00

My Travel Social Responsibility

I am dwelling on, or asking myself the question,
- What is my travel social responsibility? -

I am working make large many extremely large web sites to assist persons to travel the planet. Solely I own them all.

I am thinking or considering writing an online and offline guidebook for a country of the planet. The Philippines is one country I have considered to great lengths.

I was walking down the street, thinking, would more tourist make this country a better place, or a worst place?

The question is bluntly, does tourism help a country?

I wish I could just say, yes.

There are some severe social problems in the Philippines; some of the worst conditions on the planet exist here. I do not think more tourist would make the situation better, I think it would harm the country, and conversely the Philippines is not a good country for tourist persons to visit.

I read the facts and data on this country, the history, the cultures, the beaches, the islands. This country is a who�s who of facts.

I have never seen a country with so much potential, do so little. It is as if they took the most beautiful flowers and hid them below a pile of garbage, complete with maggots. Everyone knows they are there, however all that happens is more garbage is piled on, and nobody wants to pull them out of the mess.

Tourism should be easy; it should not be a search to find the flowers.

Should I help them to find the pile of garbage, and then hope the locals dig out the flowers? Alternatively, maybe better to wait for them to dig out the flowers and then tell people to visit.

It has taken me a few times of coming here to learn. The best way to visit is to fly into Manila or Clark, Cebu, then instantly fly or take a bus to the farthest point away from the airport. Then slowly return, I unfortunately have not done this and cannot say it works. The first time I was here, I went instantly to Baguio Rice Terraces and then returned to Manila. This was the best trip, and my first impression.

I was a Real Estate Brokers in my prior career, I would never sell a person land in the Philippines, I would morally have a problem. It is somewhat analogous to writing a guidebook.

My Travel Social Responsibility

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