I’ve never had a problem with immigrants or the idea of opening the doors for those who want a better life. My feeling is if they want a better life then they are inadvertently going to make our life better by bringing that drive and work ethic with them. But as an entrepreneur I’ve thought of another way of doing things. It shouldn’t stop people who want to immigrate but it takes on a whole new dynamic to solve the problem which might have led those people choosing to immigrate in the first place. In a nut shell; travel and tourism!
Think about it like this, most of the world that have the means to live beyond basic survival want to travel or dreams of traveling at the very least. Travel and tourism is big business all over the world. According to World Travel and Tourism Council it account for over 10% of the world GDP, that’s over $7 Trillion and it is employing over 290 million people world-wide, 1 in 10 jobs are in that sector.
My plan is simple, instead of leaving your country of origin for all the right reasons why not stay with the help of entrepreneurs and governments to create a tourism industry, or recreate it, in the land which you still love. Sharing something you love with people has always been a strong human trait worldwide. Cleaning up the water systems or stamping out crime is a lot easier when everyone can benefit and has a vested interest.
Yes this is a satellite picture of how to improve the world, cultural relations, and make it better for everyone. I do believe it can work if people with wealth and power were to adopt this ideology. What entrepreneur doesn’t want a larger market and what people don’t want a better life? Why not share your pride for your culture and home land with others that want to experience something new. After all that’s why we travel, to see and experience things we can’t get in our own backyard.