Advantages and Disadvantages of Increasing Tourism Activity in Different Countries

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Advantages and disadvantages of increasing tourism activity in different countries

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|the leaf ninjaThreads: 9 |Jul 22, 2011, 02:20am #1 | |Posts: 44 | | |The costs of international travel are decreasing and tourism is growing. What are the advantages and disadvantages of increasing tourism | |activity in different countries? | | | |Nowadays more and more people are becoming aware of the decrease in the expenses of travelling and hence tourism is booming. Although many | |may see this as a positive phenomenon, it is not a trend without drawbacks. Both the pros and cons of the rapidly growing tourism activity | |will be discussed in this essay. | | | |It is believed that tourism is playing an important part in the economy of different countries and it also helps to open the minds of both | |visitors as well as domestic people. Firstly, a host country will receive a huge amount of foreign currency in form of the money visitors | |bring to this country. Actually, many of today societies, especially those of developing countries, have to depend on tourism to develop. | |Secondly, international travelling is a way to exchange cultures between different countries and bring news to many places. For example, in | |rural areas and mountainous regions of Cambodia, not so far from now, people used to be self-sufficient and their lives so relied on | |agriculture. If the rice grows well, they have enough food to eat and to store; but if the rice does not grow well due to bad weather, then | |the people may starve to death. Thing is not hard as it used to now because the people can have another source of income which comes from | |tourism. Locals started making souvenirs and sell them to visitors and have money to buy food and other necessary stuff that they can not | |produce. Also, from the activity the local people do in their everyday life, tourists can learn a lot about their culture which is the | |greatest benefit from tourism. | | | |However, many people often criticize tourism for its negative impacts on the environment and on the nature of the places. Take my hometown | |for instance, it used to be well-known for its beautiful and extensive beaches and people like to go swimming in the sea and enjoy seafood | |at some restaurants near the beaches. However, because many tourists carelessly throw rubbishes like plastic bags into the sea, many | |jellyfishes and other marine creatures have died and the place is not as clean as it used to be. We have lost our beautiful coastlines and | |also have less amount of tourist each year. This clearly shows that tourism can cause many bad effects on the environment and on the value | |of the places. | |...
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