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Tsunami and tourism

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Postby Honey » Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:36 am

I agree... these places should be considered as natural zones, no touristic areas modified drastically by men. Nevertheless, I guess they won't change their mind and leave behind one of their main ways to earn money. :?

I also agree in the fact that it continues being a hazardous area to live. They could design new possibilities to avoid future problems - as possible. :?:

Interesting consideration! :wink:
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Postby Guest » Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:14 am

Thank you :wink: Anyway, I think there are many ways to get benefits out of the place without disturbing or changing the whole sight. They just have to be more creative and careful what they might mess with nature.
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Postby Nadia » Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:57 am

:( I'm the country where was attacted by Tsunamis,Thailand.I'd like to invite you to travel here.Everything is o.k and beautiful like the same now.We are trying to stand agin.Local people are waiting to welcome you with our hospitality and friendship.
By the way, Tsunamis is an unexpected event and no one wanted to see it happend again. So you should back to Tsunamis effected countries for support people and it's the way to encourage them to stand with their own feet again.
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Postby Akire_san » Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:48 pm

I think people should help them by giving money but they also have to go there. Those people live of the turism and if people stop going over there many people will be without any job. I think that although is an horrible situation the one they are living we have to help them to return to their normal live and it includes people going on vacations over there!!!
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Re: Tsunami and tourism

Postby lupe » Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:55 pm

TP wrote:Should tourists be going ahead with their holidays now in the countries which are still suffering the effects of the recent tsunami?

I think by the moment isn`t convenient because those countries aren`t allowed for receive tourist. First have to offer security on diferents services like health. transportation recreations places and goverment.
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Postby Aida Lorena » Sat Mar 05, 2005 4:02 pm

well I think that holidays can be celebrated at any time of the year, so if people want to, they can (nobody would say them not to), but, in the other hand how would you feel about some people having fun, when other is trying to live an other day? to survive? I mean is that fair? It's too easy to turn off the tv to have no knowledge of what is happening around the world, but that's just a simple or an easy way to be a careless and a blind person, because no matter what you do...the damage is already done.

So, why are you doing? There's time for everything and everybody, so the question is what time is now?

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Postby Aida Lorena » Sat Mar 05, 2005 4:09 pm

well I think that holidays can be celebrated at any time of the year, so if people want to, they can (nobody would say them not to), but, in the other hand how would you feel about some people having fun, when other is trying to live an other day? to survive? I mean is that fair? It's too easy to turn off the tv to have no knowledge of what is happening around the world, but that's just a simple or an easy way to be a careless and a blind person, because no matter what you do...the damage is already done.So, why are you doing? There's time for everything and everybody, so the question is what time is now?
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Postby Shazzam » Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:40 am

This is definately a hard question! :?: The economy of these areas are so driven by the tourist dollar that it makes sense that they will urge people to return. Most people want to help; so they will continue to visit. The problem at the moment is the environment that they are going into. There are still earthquakes happening there; and countries are battling to keep up with cleaning up programs (one after another). Then you add the tourist situation into the mix and the obvious lack of infrastructure to cope with additional short-term populas.

I must admit I wouldn't consider going there for a holiday with my family at the moment (not to say i wouldn't down the track). I'm sure other people will though. I would say that most Goverments have taken into consideration that the general opinion will be to stay away; and will make welfare arrangements for those most affected. (I HOPE). :!:
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Postby authorityquery » Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:18 pm

I think we should do that. Because people in tsunami country need our helps, and traveling in these countries is the best way to help them, they need money to build houses and repair everything damaged.
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The Second Wave

Postby olgacanlas » Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:10 am

Many of the tourist destinations in Thailand that were affected by the tsunami are up and running now...but there are very few tourists there to fill them up. Many resort and restaurant employees are on "long-term leave". Places like Thailand are fearing what is called the "second wave" because tourism, which used to account for 5% of their economy, is not bringing in very much revenue at the moment.
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