|This excellent article describes the "benign neglect" and deliberate avoidance of courting the $17 billion U.S. gay tourist market. There are exceptions of course. Updated 5/10/99 with accompanying side-bar story that ranks 18 national hotel chains for friendliness to LGBT's.|
From Hawaii to Bali and beyond to such a places as Nepal, one can witness local cultures being warped by floods of foreign visitors and currencies. These cultures have stood the test of time, literally centuries, finding a difficult and relatively stable adjustment to severe environmental constraints. Tourism has the power to destroy such cultures (and the very reason to visit them) in a single generation. And the loss is likely to be permanent.
Below are links to five articles that explore these issues in the context