You are asked to prepare solutions to the Case Study by identifying and defining the different value and belief systems present in intercultural management in Tourism. You should apply different cultural frameworks and strategies when applying theory to practice in solving a variety of problems encountered in this Case Study.
Analyse and explain to a layperson the case presented below through theories discussed in this course and then provide recommendations. You need to justify your decisions and provide advises to potential tourists.
The Case Study:
Indian Biker Detained In Bhutan After Images Of Him Atop A Sacred Buddhist Structure Goes Viral
Traveling the world is a great way to learn about new places, people, and culture. But there are incidents when tourists who are unaware of local culture and tradition end up doing something that may not go down well with the locals.
The biker from Maharashtra learned this the hard way after he was detained by the authorities for hurting religious sentiments.
According to The Bhutanese, a leading local daily the biker was seen climbing on a Chorten, a sacred stupa in Buddhism, which symbolizes the presence of Buddha.
The biker reportedly approached a Bhutanese national who was doing repair works there and used his ladder to climb the Chorten.
The editor of local newspaper ‘The Bhutanese’ added that there is much outrage in the country over the insensitive and disrespectful actions for standing on a sacred Buddhist Stupa.
The biker’s passport has been seized by RBP and he has been asked to appear for interrogation. It also added that an investigation has been launched to identify the local man who helped.
https://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/indian-tourist-detained-in-bhutan-for-climbing-atop-chorten-378092.html [accessed 13 August 2021]
What do I need to do to pass? (Threshold Expectations from UIF)
In order to pass Assessment 2 you will need to:
• Research and produce current data on international tourism organisations to support
• Examine the problems found in cross-cultural management in joint ventures and mergers.
• Compare and contrast the distinctive features of different management behaviour across cultures and draw on cultural frameworks in your analysis