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Kara Basenese
Mrs. Hensel
English 4
14 April 2016
Regulating Tourism
Imagine only being able to travel to a location once a year, although it sounds distorted it
would help our travelers be able to keep traveling. The last local shop in Venice, Italy closed
more than a decade ago due to mass tourism. Tourists dont travel to see tourist attractions that
have been built, they come to see the original attraction the cities already have. In some tourist
locations, it seems almost impossible for cities to be more than just a travel location. Regulating
Tourism will be successful when we adjust the sector, return to the traditions of local urban
communities, and put the rights of residents before those of the industry.
Tourism wouldnt be such a burden on local communities if there was a law that
controlled it. Our major cities are losing the originality that made them attracted to travelers in
the first place, European cities discussed how to regulate visitors flows without destroying
what made a city attractive at first: its uniqueness! (Hodes). We as tourists do not visit places to
see the tourist shops built there, we visit to see the original features that makes them attractable
to begin with. Laws could easily be drafted to control tourism, but the beneficial aspect towards
the economy is used as a crutch to not place any type of regulation on the issue. Limitation in
hotel growth, pricing and ticketing of former free attractions In order to face this challenge,
Amsterdam came up with its new campaign to give tourists reasons to go out of the city
(Hodes), the online article helps prove that there is indeed ways to make money on tourism
without overrunning the city as a whole.

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Major Tourist cities are now being seen with little to no residents, and a large population
of travelers. In the future, how will these cities remain tourist locations if there is no originality
left in them? We travel to see other lifestyles, and different cultures, not to visit places with
nothing but tourists. Any city that sacrifices itself on the altar of mass tourism will be
abandoned by its people when they can no longer afford the cost of housing, food, and basic
everyday necessities(Colau). Itll be impossible to return to the traditions of local communities
if the residents there yearly cannot afford the living costs. Tourist demands are forcing residents
out of their homes, People who live in areas popular with tourists are at risk of being forced out,
by speculators who raise the rents of apartments and shop premises in pursuit of the tourist
It seems almost impossible to regulate Tourism in cities that are known for nothing more
than a travel spot. When we adjust the sector, return to the traditions of local urban communities,
and put the rights of residents before those of the industry, the industry will have no room to take
advantage of vulnerable, and undeveloped communities.

Works Cited
Colau, Ada. "Mass Tourism Can Kill a City Just Ask Barcelona's Residents | Ada Colau." The
Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 02 Sept. 2014. Web. 14 Apr. 2016.
Becker, Elizabeth. "The Revolt Against Tourism." The New York Times. The New York Times,

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18 July 2015. Web. 03 Mar. 2016.
Baudot, Flavie. "Implementing Solutions to Control Mass Tourism, a Challenge for European
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