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Tsunami and tourism

Postby TalkingPoint » Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:47 pm

Should tourists be going ahead with their holidays now in the countries which are still suffering the effects of the recent tsunami?
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Postby Guest » Sat Jan 08, 2005 8:22 pm

No. The whole world is chipping in their hearts and souls and money to help those poor victims. Tourists can take vacation any time or another time, but for this time of the year, they should be more considerated and warm-hearted.

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Postby Arale » Sun Jan 09, 2005 11:30 am

Certainly not. Tourists are too scared to go on their holiday. Otherwise, the weather is still unstable so who knows what happens next? The air in the places suffered from tsunamis are polluted because of deaths too. It is surely not good for health.

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Postby olgacanlas » Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:11 pm

Many of the families in the devastated areas rely on tourism to feed their livelihoods. Places like the Maldives only have tourism to rely on.

I was in phuket when the tsunami occured. I am fortunate to be alive and to be able to tell you that the local Thai people are hospitable, resilient and strong, even in the midst of this disaster. They know that they must pick up whatever pieces they have left and carry on.[/b]

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tourists should visit the tsunami affected areas

Postby shezgillani » Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:26 am

In my opinion tourists should definitely visit tsunami affected areas. For how long are we going to prevent the victims from facing a normal life? They donot need our sympathy but empathy. They want to see their lives same as it was before the disaster. The continuation of tourists activities will not only help the people boost their economic growth but will also enable them to realize that life is still going the same way and they have to keep moving with it. They have to pass the stages of grieving as soon as possible and have to work for their rehabilitation with new hopes.
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Postby viveo » Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:40 pm

absolutely not, if you are tourists, will you go there?
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Postby storm_silent » Fri Feb 04, 2005 5:20 pm



i think many are scared to go there and spend holidays ,, where the weather is still not confirmed to be stable ,,,

but i think they sould go there and try to have a normal life and give people there thier life back ,,,

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Postby Honey » Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:18 pm

Hi! :wink:

In fact, tourism has not been affected at all after the Tsumani: people think it's still time to help in the recovery of these places. I was amazed when, watching the news, I could see how tourists hepled in the construction of hew buildings, as well as temporal schools, etc.

However, it's not the same as before. Rather than a touristic trip, they do it to help people. It will take at least some months or even a couple of years to find these places as a touristic zone. :)

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Postby Guest » Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:59 pm

Honey wrote:It will take at least some months or even a couple of years to find these places as a touristic zone. :)

It's one dangerous thing though. We always say, "don't mess with nature." After the Tsunami, the place is back to its wild, natural, beautiful scene than it was before the Tsunami. We, humans, had done an awful job to change a wild amazing sight to a touristic zone. That's the reason why I think Mother Nature's taken back whatever is her. We should leave the sight like that and try to think of another way to get benefits out of it.

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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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Tsunami

Postby ARMYLEARNER » Wed May 18, 2005 3:12 pm

Hi all
I think that any one said the tourism must stay at home and dont to go there, he had mistaken, our rule in tat life is to help each other,let us take a part of those peoples there,how do we feel when finding our self alone with out help with out sharing sadness it is disasster. so my opinion to hurry in providing help either to go there or to sen a money to them for those who are not able to go
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