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Benefit of a tax to compensate the damage of environmental caused by the tourism industry.

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Topic number 8 ? tax to compensate the damage of environmental caused by the tourism industry. As we all know that tourism is one of the biggest recognized industry in the world. Tourism industry activities may have extensive impact to the local development conditions. Moreover, it is also well known that the tourism industry have a huge supply on countries economy side, increase job opportunities and helps in maintaining international peace and understanding. However, even though tourism industry has a manifold impact there is still some issues going on that say tourism also causes environmental damage and ruins the place it exploits. It is argued that tourist should pay an additional tax to compensate for this damage. There are different kinds of damage caused by tourism such as transport pollution, noise pollution, and pollution at tourist destinations, problems with congestion and erosion, and logging and unsustainable use of land. ...read more.


This amount will continue to rise up to 15 per cent by 2050, on present estimate. Another form of transportation that gives contribution to pollution is ships and cruises. According to the fact from the ocean conservancy in United States, apart from the daily fuel burn, 30.000 gallons of sewage and 7 tons of rubbish per day generate from ships and cruises. Last but not least the record of pollution also be taken of many private cars and motorcycles. Different kind of transportation such as land transportation, sea transportation and air transportation could disturb the serene surroundings of a resort by increasing the noise levels, in both rural and residential areas. This kind of condition could be considered as a form of pollution, known as noise pollution, which definitely created uncomfortable environment for the local resident. ...read more.


Congestion is a complicated situation because it occurs at both a psychological and a physical level. Beaches, theme parks, marine parks and related components all have a exact limit to the numbers if tourist that they can accommodate on certain time. Congestion forced government or local people to create some extra space for the tourist and most of the time the extra space is taken by draining the coastal wetlands and filled them with soil. One of the countries that are currently doing this is Singapore. In the long term these kinds of activities can lead to chronic disturbance and erosion to the local ecosystem surroundings. In conclusion, Based on all the things that have been described above, the taxation policy on the tourism industry should be apply. The scope of an environmental tax should ideally be as broad as the scope of the environmental damage. In order to be truly effective, the taxation policy has to be applied globally without any exception. ...read more.

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