The encounter betweentourists and locals

To communicate with you tourist is another thing; when you all come to our Island, you tend to keep to yourself and not trying to communicate with us. Communicate may be a big word, but it just few word needed to be said to get friends, and friendship is what most people are looking for, to have friends you must communicate with other people.

From a school essay by 14-year-oldErwin Harris, Antigua, the Caribbean

A meeting worthy of the name should be characterized by human interest and not primarily a financial one, by a mutual wish to understand and accept each other, by mutual esteem and consideration. In its present form, tourism cannot encourage the development of such virtues on either side. The ...

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