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Thegovernment should force tourist pay more taxes than citizens

Shouldthe government force tourist to pay more tax than citizens? That wasthe debate back at the commencement of summer when a seriousdiscussion developed among travel bloggers on social sites. At theheart of the discussion was the inclination of a number of worldgovernments to make foreign visitors pay more than citizens to haveaccess to a wildlife park, an archaeological site or anationalmonument. This paper therefore will argue for.

Supplyand Demand

Asa matter of fact, no one can boldly come out and give an explanationwhy tourists pay extra fee at particular attractions since every sitepossess their own reasons. &nbspThis does not only happen to samecountries but rather almost everywhere in the world. The rule applieseverywhere from Zambia to Honduras and beyond. Interestingly, thesetourist attractions have their unique reasons why they do this. Thenotion of free market economy suggests that if tourists pay a premiumwillingly, then they ought to. Why should an enterprise ever charge$4 when the general majority would pay $12? Actually it would notmake sense. However, in a country like Indonesia, if they charged $30for everyone, it would bring an implication that there would bevisitors and only a small number of locals in the site. A resolutionwould be to generate a split system so as to maximize profits.Indeed, no one can really blame a site for trying to maximize aprofit.

Thelocals has the right to see their country

Thegeneral idea behind why visitors should pay extra fee is that itwould allow locals to have access to sites in their motherlandinstead of having them outnumbered by foreign tourists. In my opinionlots of people even counting Europe would have the same opinion. &nbspMyidea is, as a French citizen or Canadian or any other citizen of anygiven state, would it not be pleasant to be able to have access tothe museums with little or no costs at all? After all they belong toyou of course!

Localscould not manage to pay for a tour otherwise

Tiedto the preceding argument, in developing countries people talk aboutthe suggestion that locals would not be able to get pleasure fromtheir own monuments and parks and if the charges were set too high.&nbspConsidering the average income of a citizen from a developingnation and the average income of a European citizen, to pay a $30 feeto see a site would be far much unfair bearing in mind that thisamount is what many citizens in developing nations earn each day. Amajority of tourist attraction sites are located in poorly developedareas where the locals strain to put food on their tables. Onthe contrary, those foreign tourist who visit these sites, to themdaily bread is not a concern at all.

Therefore,why shouldn’t these tourists be made to pay more so as to at leastelevate the living standards of those locals they meet in thosesites?

Inconclusion, maybe a PR oversight is the manner these sites advertisethe prices. &nbspRather than indicating that there is a differentlocal and foreign fee, they should alternatively state a discount forlocals. &nbspBy so doing no one would think they are being extortedsimply because they are foreigners it would look as if there is adiscount for the locals.