Further and even more importantly, though, some fast food chains deliberately attempt to attract children in order to shape their future eating habits. One particularly good example of this is the character Ronald McDonald the bright clothes and smile of the McDonalds clown are a beacon to children. Having grown up eating in McDonalds restaurants, people are likely to continue eating there throughout their adult lives. It is also interesting to note that McDonalds provides playgrounds and frequently holds children’s birthday parties in order to attract young children and their parents.
One particularly serious issue is that international travel has brought western problems to developing countries. Only wealthy people can afford to travel overseas. As a result, increasing numbers of tourists from rich( mostly western ) countries now holiday in poorercountries like Thailand and Indonesia. In many of these places, this flood of tourists is closely associated with such problems as prostitution, alcoholism and drug abuse. Although international tourism can certainly bring people together and create greater cross-cultural understanding, this will probably not happen while it is still such a powerful sign of western power and lack of moral standards.