Tourism; an Efficient Dynamic on Intercultural Dialogue

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Tourism; An Efficient Dynamic on Intercultural
Dialogue
Saulat Ali
Department of Communication Studies, College of
Applied Sciences Salalah. Ministry of Higher Education.
PO BOX: 119 Salalah P.C: 211 Sultanate of Oman
Tel: +968-98932578 Email: saulatali@gmail.com

Abstract
The last quarter of a century has witnessed rapid development of the intercultural field. These days, intercultural dialogue is not only a regional or national necessity but it is crucially global. Human being is social creature who needs dialogue; so wisdom of human is the wisdom of dialogue. Tourism industry is one of the accomplishments of cultural dialogue which not only is a kind of industry but also it is a science, art and knowledge.
The primary objective of this research revolves around impact of cultural tourism on intercultural communication. Have our own cultures, discussed with other cultures; and among these discussions and interactions we can complete and revise our culture and exchange it with others. Cultural tourism paves the way for intercultural dialogue. Intercultural dialogue should be enhanced to improve intercultural acceptance. Tourism extends our knowledge and information in two ways: better understanding of ourselves and others.
Keywords: Globalization; Intercultural Communication; Cultural
Tourism; Cultural Dialogue; Oman

1. Introduction:
For the past decade or so, events such as September 11 terrorist attacks, Bali bombings, London bomb attacks, shooting and bombing in Norway, emergent of ISIS, raising death tool in Iraq,
Afghanistan and Pakistan have shocked people in the world. Since these terrorist attacks, people started to feel insecure living with other people who are from different backgrounds. These attacks and their aftermath indicate the increasing uncertainty and interconnectedness that characterises our world today…...

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