Đề thi IELTS Writing- 13/08/2015 – International travel can make people prejudiced rather than broad minded


International travel can make people prejudiced rather than broad minded. Why people fail to benefit when they travel? What we can do to improve their understanding of the countries they visit?

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Global travel has recently received tourists’ negative responses that it can make them biased instead of being open-minded. This is mainly due to social unrest and the unreasonably high cost of services. There are numerous methods which should be implemented to improve people’s world travel knowledge.

Firstly, one of the main inducements to the declining number of foreign tourists is related to the lack of social security. For instance, rebellions and other crimes such as burglary or terrorist attacks act as a deterrent to India’s tourism industry. Furthermore, Indian people show their little concern over women’s rights, so female visitors being protected from sexual harassment and rapes is nearly impossible. Secondly, the unreasonably high cost of services can fuel travellers’ worries. It is alleged that in many developing nations where tourism management seems not to be tight, foreign visitors fall victim to monetary fraud because of language barrier. Take Vietnam as a typical example. Foreigners travelling to Vietnam have tendency to pay services with the higher price than local tourists do.

The solutions of this case are twofold. The first and foremost method in enhancing individuals’ travel knowledge is through travel books or online communities where people can share their travel experience. This method can not only help them save money but also learn how to protect themselves from crime and frauds. Besides, updating news about nations’ politics is also the key to avoiding social unrest.

In conclusion, despite its benefits, international travel brings with it many problems with regard to social security and tourism management. If travellers implement the above solutions, they can reduce their prejudice against travelling globally.


Travelling obviously helps broaden our mind. The odds are still there: People who most of the traveling time exposed to the biased situation reinforcing their believe and who are unwilling to change, would probably keep being prejudiced. Even though we may help giving them chance to explore the comprehensive information, they themself are the only ones who can change their own mind.

The first reasons of reserving ones’ belief during traveling lie on the insufficient knowledge of the place they visit. Lets take an example of Mike writing a blog couple of years ago about his personal negative experience when he traveled to my country as a foreigner, which I found interesting. He mentioned about a shop-boy cajoling him to purchase some local crafts that later he found unuseful and way more expensive than their real value. He also complained harshly about a taxi driver trying to make a detour in order to increase his bill. By only two examples, he concluded that people in my country is dishonest. I can understand his situation, but those may happen anywhere in the world since tourists are always the potential targets of evil intention. I would suggest such people to experience more to observe various aspects of any place they visit, both positive and negative, to have an uninterested view of that location.

Seriously, someone who has chances to discover the opposite viewpoint still reserve from doing so. I myself have gone through that sometimes. While looking at a room for staying in any journey, even if I am on low budget, I always stay away from the hostel type. Since they usually organize many beds in a single room, I consider these places noisy, un-private, and unsecured. Despite of the positive online feedbacks by many people about my mentioned aspects of a hostel, and the fact that I could make friends and end up tasting stunning local colors, I never give it a chance booking that place. For people prejudicing with this same reason, change depends on them; no one else can help.

To conclude, people keep biased while travelling by either objective or subjective factors. We may help them to explore more plenary information, but cannot change their viewpoint if they do not want.


In a prime age of globalization, people have much more chance to access other countries by business trips, expeditions and excursions. There is a certain concern of a disputable issue that some tourists have biased tendency of evaluating the culture, customs and political system in the country visited. It is my personal belief that there are two main underlying reasons of this issue, which include their outdated perspectives and local activities, whereas, local governments can eliminate those problems by legislation.

The first reason why travellers fail to comprehend local social environments is their distinctive points of view. In particularly, people usually make a judgement based on their limited knowledge and cultural horizon related to their countries. For instance, a person locating in a conservative nation will devalue prostitution business in travelled country. Due to the fact that people perhaps tend to appreciate their national values, they seem to disparage strange perspectives.

Secondly, travellers can misunderstand the nations in which they visited on account of how the visited governments organize tourist industry and manage national heritages. Regarding tourist sector, one of the most classical examples is managing the manners of tricky vendors. In some developed countries like Vietnam, they sell handy-crafts at a higher price for foreigners. As a result, the actions of local authorities play a vital role on sharping tourist thinking. In terms of traditional heritages, local authorities should preserve them from environmental and social damage.

Last but not least, local regulators can issue some reasonable pieces of  legislation to promote the quality of tourist services in order to make tourists understand their nations fully. In particularly, they can incentivize cultural and commercial campaigns to advertise their national images by providing financial support.

In conclusion, there are two leading factors affecting the judgement of some tourists consisting of their restrictedly national beliefs and numerous activities conducted in local nations. In addition, local authorities can eradicate misunderstanding from tourist thoughts by releasing many rational rules.


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