A few years ago, the road signs to the waterfalls here were vanishing so often that the state finally stopped replacing them. [snip]
Without directions, tourists generally stop for help at roadside ''information booths'' that they often assume to be official. Instead, these booths are run by rival sightseeing operators who promote their tours and steer business to hotels and motels paying a percentage for the bookings. [snip]
''They'll find the waterfalls sooner or later,'' said Mr. Guido, a former narcotics detective who is the largest tour operator here. ''But first, we want them to filter through our business community.''
23. Designated Directions on Stairs
At first glance, this could be seen as a hopeless gesture. But in countries like Japan, this works. People see the arrows, and follow accordingly, minus rush hour.
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