Competition is a good thing?

Vacations. Trips. Journeys. Today we take them for granted. Be it sea, air or land, travel has never been easier or better worded – accessible. We recall as young kids going to the then Paya Lebar airport (yeah it’s an airbase now) to send off loved ones. It was such a big event that entire families turn up. Wow.

Over the years, flying and indeed cruising came to be common-place. It used to be folks who went on vacations often would buy lots of souvenirs and food as gifts for friends and family. Today, some folks can actually count the airport as their second home. Talk about owning a large piece of real estate (dream of many red dotters) heheh…

So this article intrigued us.

No. Not the fact that low cost airlines have brought fares down. That’s a given. Our perspective is drawn back to the issue of how sustainable this all can be. You might know of our rants (here, here and here) about how crowded it is getting to be. Many cities are simply reeling from too many visitors that their infrastructure were not geared up for.

Thus competition is great. Wonderful in fact. But it seems to have spawned ‘side effects’ no? Like the leader of our little red dot inferred last year, too much a good thing might be bad (referencing sugary drinks and the link to diabetes). Just like the cost of sugar-laden products have come down, so has the cost of air travel.  Too many folks circulating in sightseeing cities like the sugar level in blood might cause a host of problems.

What do you think?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

7 thoughts on “Competition is a good thing?”

  1. There’s no doubt that the carbon footprint of those who travel a lot is much greater than that of people who stay home, Suan. Crowding, too is a problem. Both are problems that will only get worse as populations continue to expand and traveling continues to get easier. No doubt there will be new regulations and limitations. Sad. But what other answers are there? Possibly population numbers will drop at some time in the future, voluntarily. –Curt

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    1. Of course we too are guilty of being one of those contributing to the volume of people making their way across our blue planet. Perhaps its selfish, but no matter how much we rant, we’d still be contributing to the overcrowding!

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  2. what do I think ? it is true that some cities are crowded even in October. But traveling is a good bug if you can afford it. I dream on going to places a little less known. I like to be out of the beaten path. One place you can be almost alone sometimes is when you do a walking trip like I did last year in France. It is much easier to travel now so more people are doing it.

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    1. Oh yes we read that too… it was the same with Venice a few years back and they wanted to restrict the number of ships that can call… but that fell through eventually when tourism revenues fell. Some cities are “addicted” to the large tourism numbers!

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