Global Q&A: ‘Has tourism benefited the local people in your country?’

October 9, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Overall tourism supports local economies and can improve urbanization, although in some areas tourism can at times work against some local processes, and can increase local expenses. This is what Epoch Times reporters from areas such as Argentina to Brazil discovered when they asked locals, “Has tourism benefited the local people in your country?”

Look for the Global Q&A column every week. Epoch Times correspondents interview people around the world to learn about their lives and perspectives on local and global realities. Next week’s global question, “How would you change your national Anthem to better reflect your country’s image?”