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Links 1 through 7 of 7 by Latoya Peterson tagged tourism

"Tourist advertisements sell an image of the country, one that is predominately based on a white male protagonist and racial other/attraction. This is similar to much advertising that uses dominant images of men having power and ownership, particularly of women, who are seen as passive and available."

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"Did Tourism BC err on this or are all of our readily identifiable (in the US market) celebrities white like rice? I understand David Suzuki probably isn’t very big in Texas, but with the absence of any colour in the spot, Barber has a point, albeit a cynical one. Call me naive, but I prefer to think we’re so post-racial here that it never even occurred to the team that greenlit the ad. That said, ad creatives do think about these things, don’t they?" 

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Tour guides say that visitors "are sick of the cookie-cutter tours of Manhattan" and would rather shell out for a four-hour, $55 trip that shows them a grittier version of New York City. "Amadou Diallo is like the Disneyland of the Bronx," said guide Wilson Varges. "It's so popular no tour would be complete without stopping here." Tourist Estaben Lacusa, 52, of Barcelona, agreed: "It's beautiful," he said. "Those KKK cop hoods are quite a sight." Diallo's mother is supportive of the tourism, but some folks in the neighborhood find it a little disconcerting: "The buses come all day, every day. It's very strange," said Angela Hernandez, a stylist at a nearby salon. "A young man was murdered here. It's not a place for all this party."

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"A Rio de Janeiro tour company could be in trouble for giving tourists too intimate a view of life in the city's notorious slums, including photo opportunities with drug gang leaders."

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"Take a trip through the most impoverished regions of the planet! Witness first-hand the poverty that strikes these communities! ... Wait a minute. What does this "tourism" of inequality say about ourselves?"

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"Getting in touch with your inner Angelina Jolie... The so-called voluntourism industry, which sends travelers around the globe for a mix of volunteer work and sightseeing, is generating almost as much praise and criticism as the goodwill ambassador herse

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"Today, Boston is trying to change its image among black Americans. By supporting programs and attractions like the Roxbury trolley tour and a number of other initiatives, the Convention and Visitors Bureau hopes to draw more black travelers..."

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