Describe how culture is negotiated through the processes of tourism; is culture necessarily compromised and adulterated or is there another side to that coin?
The imprint of tourism on global cultural reorganization is an idea that cannot be gainsaid. This comes about as a result of interaction between the locals and the tourists during the process of tourism (Reisinger,1994). During such interactions, tourists easily interfere with the cultures of the host community (McKercher,1993). Since tourism brings people of different backgrounds and cultural identity together, its only natural that several cultural practices are diluted, compromised or completely become extinct. Changes in the way of dressing, language, art and other practices eventually become apparent. With that accepted, its therefore incumbent upon responsible authorities to focus on mitigating the negative impacts of tourism of the host`s cultural identity.