One of the ways that countries are looking to have an income is by tourism. Tourism is an industry that could continue and improve performance and could bring profits to a country. It could then help the economy. But what is the real scene in some countries is that even if the country is a major or top tourist destination but the income does not go to the country especially the local economy. That is because the foreign companies have established their own airlines, tour packages where it only includes places owned by a foreign company.
The foreign company already has in the packages the places they will eat, where they will shop and other services that will benefit the foreign company. In turn then, less is earned by the local community. It was even recorded in a study conducted. That is why there is an effort being made so that tourism would be involved more in the local scene so they could really help the community they are visiting. It is also catching up to the young travelers who like to experience the more local experience.
You can also help in the community you are visiting by doing some things like eating in a restaurant that is owned locally more than in other areas. Taking tour guides also from the community can also help. It is also recommended that you buy souvenirs that were made in the area you are visiting. The key is to experience what the community can offer and making purchases you like in that same community in the local shops.