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How Tourism Can Promote Peace - Part 3

posted Dec 11, 2018, 1:37 PM by PFP Admin   [ updated Dec 11, 2018, 1:50 PM ]
By Mahboobeh Fahnadezh Saadi/// 

Success stories about peace through tourism

North and South Korea

Civilian visitors to the heavily fortified demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea will soon be able to cross the demarcation line that for decades has acted as the frontier between the two adversaries.

The case of the Netherlands - Dutch perceptions of Moroccans

The number of Moroccans in Netherland with their Islamic culture imposed prejudice in Dutch in relation to Moroccans. They associated Moroccans with crimes and illegal activities. The International Center for Tourism executed a project about the prejudice of Dutch people toward Moroccans. The result showed that after Dutch people visited Morocco, their attitude change.

Imagining peace tourism between India and Pakistan

After separation of Pakistan from India in 1947 that resulted in division of Kashmir between these two countries, a lot of unrest prevailed in the location of control (LOC). These conflicts affect on the economic potential of the two countries and people living in both parts of separated state.

If conflict in this region continues, both countries will be deprived of their potential to improve the life of their people. Because of these conflicts, people cannot trade with each other. In other hand, conflict in this region has other cost too. For example, a lot of money has been spent on defense when large population faces poverty, illiteracy and poor living conditions. This hostility has also affected foreign direct investment in the region.