Saturday, December 8, 2012

How Will Tourism Effect Ginoza and this Cave ?

Travel and Tourism will be on the rise in Ginoza, Okinawa, Japan.

The photo above was taken this afternoon at a (not open, yet) brand new attraction.

Map It Okinawa, RyukyuRusty and I will be getting a sneak-preview tour, next week.

It has us wondering.  Will the travel and tourism industry be a benefit or, be harmful ?

We have been on our own, sneak previews of this cave, before.

This photo was taken in March 2012 looking out, from just inside the cave.

The place has changed a lot over the past few months.

It's pretty exciting.  I take plenty of photos and promote Okinawa travel and tourism.

But, I wonder what effects they will have on the village of Ginoza and the cave.

There are economic, social and environmental Pros and Cons to tourism.

A short and sweet USA Today Article discusses the issues.

Let's hope, my good friends in Ginoza don't let any cons get in there !

More about this new tourist attraction may be found at Map It Okinawa.

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