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Tourism and xenophobia

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Petar Gramatikov
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Dr. Petar Gramatikov is the Editor in Chief and Director of The European Times. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Reporters. Dr. Gramatikov has more than 20 years of Academic experience in different institutions for higher education in Bulgaria. He also examined lectures, related to theoretical problems involved in the application of international law in religious law where a special focus has been given to the legal framework of New Religious Movements, freedom of religion and self-determination, and State-Church relations for plural-ethnic states. In addition to his professional and academic experience, Dr. Gramatikov has more than 10 years Media experience where he hold a positions as Editor of a tourism quarterly periodical “Club Orpheus” magazine – “ORPHEUS CLUB Wellness” PLC, Plovdiv; Consultant and author of religious lectures for the specialized rubric for deaf people at the Bulgarian National Television and has been Accredited as a journalist from “Help the Needy” Public Newspaper at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Women  refused to live in a hotel with refugees and were ashamed of xenophobia – British women refused to check into a hotel in England, fearing the “wild” children of refugees and thefts.

Two tourists refused to check into a hotel where the families of Afghan refugees are temporarily staying, and were ashamed by one of the officials. Writes about this Teesside Live.

So, residents of Billingham (UK) decided to spend a three-day vacation in Scarborough – for this they booked a room in the famous Grand Hotel of the city, which is located in a 158-year-old historic building of the Victorian era. However, later the women learned that Afghan refugees were temporarily accommodated in the hotel. Based on numerous complaints from guests on TripAdvisor about theft and “wild children,” the travelers changed their minds and asked for a refund for their paid accommodation.

“We are not racist, but we feel a serious threat. We paid 338 pounds (about 33 thousand rubles), but not to sit in a hotel full of refugees and their children out of control and fear that our room will be hacked, ”complained one of the British women.

However, the hotel said it would not return “a penny” as there is no motive for canceling the reservation. “We were told that if we do not feel safe, then this is our problem,” said one of the travelers.

Moreover, a local official shamed tourists and local residents for xenophobia, calling their fears “reprehensible.” The government spokesman also added that he believes this behavior undermines the authorities’ efforts to help refugee families.

In July this year, a hotel in Russia was accused of racism after refusing to accommodate guests of Buryat appearance

Tourists accused the owners of a camp site in the Russian region of racism due to the statement on Instagram that they refuse to settle guests of Buryat appearance. Journalists of IA REGNUM drew attention to the corresponding post.

In the publication, the management of the hotel indicated that rooms are rented only to quiet citizens, and “people of Buryat nationality” are not allowed to see them.

A screenshot of this text circulated on the Internet caused outrage among netizens, and they began to write comments. Some accused the owners of the hotel of manifesting racism after their refusal to accommodate guests of a certain appearance, others tried to defend the owners, suggesting that “people of Buryat nationality were making a lot of noise.”

Later, representatives of the camp site removed the scandalous publication, apologized to the subscribers for the offending post and said that the ad was published by a minor, with whom an explanatory conversation had already been held.

“There just happened a series of unpleasant events with the participation of residents, which led to a high level of emotions. The blog on Instagram is led by a child. Therefore, when he saw his mother upset, he thoughtlessly expressed his emotions, ”the message says.

Earlier in July, the owner of a family hotel in southeastern Australia denied accommodation to tourists vaccinated against COVID-19 due to her own prejudices and was punished. Its activities were suspended by the Airbnb service. According to the owner of the hotel, vaccinated people are infected with the virus and can transmit it to others.

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