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The Truth About Tourism
When one lives in a city as breathtakingly beautiful and unique as Santa Monica, inevitably that city will be shared with visitors. Santa Monica’s reputation as an escape for pleasure seekers dates back to the early 1860s when Angelenos would leave the summer heat and dust of the city behind to camp in the cool ocean breeze of Santa Monica Canyon. In 1892, Santa Monica had a resident population of only two thousand, but tourists more than doubled that figure. In 2010, National Geographic named Santa Monica one of the “Top 10 Beach Cities in the World” and today visitors from around the globe travel near and far to enjoy all that our beach city has to offer.
In a destination as popular as Santa Monica, tourists can often be perceived as a nuisance, but tourism is often a crucial component to the economical and sociological factors that makes those destinations such wonderful places to call home. So what is the true story of tourism in Santa Monica? Is tourism necessary to our city’s prosperity? To help answer that question, lets take a closer look at the top three tourism misconceptions.
Myth #1: Tourism only benefits hotels, airlines and travel agencies
Myth #2: Tourists bring congestion & parking problems
Myth #3: The more tourists, the less our city will be preserved
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