Examples of Tourist Caused Inflation

Examples of Tourist Caused Inflation
I believe tourism should never be more than about Five percent of the income of a country. I believe that properly priced services and products help a country to thrive. I want Guatemala, and all the other countries to prosper.

Here is two example of how tourism hurts the locals.

Panajachel Guatemala
Lago Atitlan - Lake Atitlan
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---

A girl working in my Hotel earns 30 Q per day.
It cost me 45 Q to have my laundry done.
I would love to pay this 30 Q labor and not the bos, or about 15 Q to do my laundry; I would love to pay the locals my money.

Wealth Condensation
The rich get richer, and the poor stay poor, not a problem in the USA, but most of the planet yes.

Mira from Ladythetramp.com blog said,
- It cost more to eat than to rent a hotel room. -

The cost of services makes the locals compete. When a business realizes they can ask 4-5 Q per pound, plus cheat on the weight, they stop providing fair cost of living services to the own people.

When the cost of eating in restaurant is five times the rate of a village maybe 25 miles from here, the locals cannot afford to go to eat. What is worst is when they feel an obligation to eat in these restaurants to be cool, to keep up with their neighbors.

I am 100 percent sure that about 50 percent of the families of the world cannot afford a cell phone, yet will pay half their incomes to have one, or a motorcycle, and not feed or clothe their children properly.

The more tourist and volunteers come and blow money twice as high as the locals can pay, the more the cost of living infates, and the poorer the people become.

Examples of Tourist Caused Inflation


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