Some people think that foreign visitors should be charged more than locals when they visit culture and tourist attractions in a country.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Many believe that foreign nationals visiting heritage and tourist hotspots should pay a high entry fee to visit these places than their local residents. This essay agrees with this statement because this helps to earn extra money to improve the infrastructure of the site and on paying extra, tourists get top-class services.
The main reason why overseas visitors should pay more is that this provides financial help to the refurbishment of old antiques. This is because almost all tourist attractions, whether cultural sites or other tourist attractions are underfunded by authorities. Therefore, this extra income helps the management team to properly maintain tourist attractions. To illustrate, a recent survey by Cambridge University found that visitors hotspots in a country where foreign residents are charged more fees have more maintained places.
Another reason behind this is that the influx of more money from overseas tourists helps management teams to provide better service to their visitors. The management can afford to provide tourist guides to tell the culture and cultural significance of the site to visitors. This helps foreign nationals to understand the traditions and values of the nation. For example, the History Museum in New Delhi charges double entry fees from non-residents and the extra money earned is being used by management to provide world-class services to visitors.
In conclusion, overseas nationals should be charged more to visit a tourist attraction because this helps authorities to maintain sites and world-class services can be provided to tourists. Therefore, it is predicted that the site management team will charge more to foreign tourists than locals.