Damage to tourism (letters) - http://www.timesofmalta.com/
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
George Vassallo, Victoria.

Our island is going to look much worse in five years' time when more nonsense permits have been issued.

We should all try to do something about this as it will go on and on while the country that we used to call home is reduced to ruins.

It's the middle of June and I don't see many tourists on Gozo.

We're killing off the few tourist spots we have left on this drop of land. We can't go on like this, until we run out of work.

So now we are going to build 23 villas right in the heart of Ramla. Can I ask Mepa for a permit to build a house at the Ggantija Temples?

Is this where we are heading? We all need to wake up!

Joe Portelli, Ghajnsielem.

Apparently tourism is Gozo's largest and most significant industry. So how does destroying the natural beauty of Ramla l-Hamra equate to attracting more tourists?

Or for that matter how does developing and ruining Hondoq ir-Rummien and Ta' Cenc, two of the most picturesque places left on Gozo, attract tourists?

I've yet to meet a Maltese or foreign tourist who comes to Gozo to enjoy the congestion and traffic of Victoria, the "scenic beauty" of concrete buildings, streets laden with construction equipment, and what's left of our fast diminishing countryside littered with filth.

And we want to attract tourists? What a bad joke!

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19 Jun 2007 by Saveramla.com