Beyond The Paradise
Tourism can create a wide range of opportunities for the population in host countries, but it can also be a source of conflict and abuse. This project is an interactive newsgame that shows the effects of mass tourism in the tropical paradises of Thailand, the Dominican Republic and Zanzibar. Created by Angelo Attanasio.
These are the photographs and 360 videos that were part of this project. To see and play with the full newsgame "Beyond the Paradise", click here:
In Thailand, tourism has grown exponentially in the last 40 years, reaching over 30 million visitors and 15€ billion of revenues per year.
The prostitution industry in Thailand, with Pattaya as the symbolic city, generated an income of 6€ billions in 2015, which represents the 10% of the country's GDP.
Most of the holiday resorts in Zanzibar are located near the sea and have caused enviromental damages and conflict with the local communities, that cannot access the land in the coast.