• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Does Tourism bring more benefits than drawbacks to developing countries?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Does Tourism bring more benefits than drawbacks to developing countries? The argument here is whether the tourism in developing countries brings more of benefits than drawbacks or not. Tourism, today, is most attractive way of business for development of any country as people prefer to travel and explore the world to enjoy their holidays and to be closer to their families. Even though, it is beneficial from many view points, it has few drawbacks, too. Both the benefits and drawbacks are discussed below in details. Developing countries are major attractions of tourists for visiting different places. The developing countries include Asian countries, African countries, and many countries of Europe and North America. Tourism has been the basis of economic growth and stability for many developing countries in the world. Tourism generates maximum of revenue for developing countries. Many places of Africa, such as pyramids of Egypt, the great rift valley of Eastern and Southern Africa, Great Zimbabwe, Table Mountain in South Africa, Mount Kenya in Kenya, and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania are few of the attractions. ...read more.

Middle

Tourism has a powerful incentive to protect natural resources. These resources and visiting places are properly preserved for the long term so that maximum number of visitors can take benefit of it for longer time. (Lucy Ferguson, Central America Women's Network, 03/2010) Tourism is not only the source of generating revenue to support conservation and management of natural environments but also creates many jobs and provides employment to many unemployed. In developing countries due to high population and lack of education, maximum people remain unemployed but, tourism provides the opportunity of employment in terms of guide, or small businesses of hotel accommodation, food and beverages, entertainment and transportation, shopkeepers and supplies of goods and services. (Peter Saundry, www.eoearth.org, 25/08/2008) Even though, tourism in developing countries bring many positive changes as discussed above, it comes up with many unwanted and unethical things, too. Tourism in most of the regions is famous for bringing few social problems such as smoking, drinking, and unethical use of drugs. The places like Goa, Bangkok, Thailand, etc. ...read more.

Conclusion

Increased tourism has also resulted in increased demand for water. Due to tourism, the waste of water has increased to the great extent. It has also resulted in air pollution, water pollution, and noise pollution. (Anan Wattanakuljarus, The Nationwide Economic and Environmental Impacts of Tourism: A computable General Equilibrium Approach for Thailand, 02/05/2006) In Africa, the effects of tourism on indigenous peoples have been profound, with the eviction of communities from their lands, in addition to economic dislocation, breakdown of traditional values, environmental degradation. The massive influx of tourists and their vehicles in the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya and in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania has destroyed grass cover, affecting plant and animal species in the area. (Peter Saundry, www.eoearth.org, 25/08/2008) It concludes that even though tourism in developing countries has more of benefits, it also has drawbacks, too. At one hand, if the tourism resolves the problems of poverty, unemployment, inequality based on gender, ethnicity, and nationality and brings the opportunities of growth and development then at the other hand, its calls the problems of pollution, destruction of social ethics, and to some extent gives a boost to global warming. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Geography essays

  1. The Effect of Changing Distance From Toronto's Central Business District on Parking Prices.

    729 S8 1.5 1.5 11 18.5 -17 289 W8 1.4 3.5 6 28.5 -25 625 N6 1.4 3.5 10 22.5 -19 361 N5 1.3 5 10 22.5 -17.5 306.25 N4 1.2 6 11 18.5 -12.5 156.25 N3 1.1 7 11 18.5 -11.5 132.25 S7 1.0 9 24 1.5 7.5 56.25

  2. Climate changes in Canada. What consequences derive from the climate change in Canada ...

    With the demand for water increasing as the population grows, yet the lakes decreasing in size, external pressures for water supply will expand. Unfortunately, agriculture, the largest industry in this region will not benefit. The growing season will be no doubt longer; however, the moisture in the soil will be

  1. Foreign Talent-Dilemma in Singapore. as we shall explain, illustrate and seek to convince in ...

    - Eric Teo, avid soccer fan. 36. In each of the above areas, Singaporean talent has played a major role in our success. We can be truly proud of the contributions and accomplishments of our fellow countrymen. But we must also be humble enough to recognise that the progress we

  2. Is the introduction of foreign talent in Singapore beneficial to Singaporeans?

    It has eased strict rules governing nightlife and will soon open two of the world's most expensive casinos. The development of cultural activities, is receiving attention after years of neglect. "Singapore is selling itself as a lifestyle centre" to attract more middle-class workers, says Christine Ong, the Singapore country head for UBS, the investment bank.

  1. Tourist guide to Ooty and the Nilgiri Hills.

    Fairs & Festivals - Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Summer Festivals A summer festival is held each year during the month of May in the Botanical Gardens, which is an added attraction for tourists. The Flower Show is the pride of the festival. Cultural programmes are organised for those interested in traditional classical arts.

  2. What are the effects of global warming and initiatives taken by Wales and Iceland ...

    turn wind (kinetic) energy into electricity. * Can be found singularly, but usually many together in wind farms. * Potentially infinite energy supply. * Manufacture and implementation of wind farms can be costly. Some local people object to on-shore wind farms, arguing that it spoils the countryside.

  1. The Problem of Corruption in Egypt

    * Foreign companies should note that they are required to go through a local agent in order to bid directly on a government tender. According to Transparency International's Bribe Payers Survey 2012, 41% of the surveyed companies report to have lost new business or contract because competitors used bribery, and

  2. Fukushima Earthquake And Tsunami 2011

    (As shown in figure 5) This outside influence limited the success of the walls greatly and although- in many other tsunamis sea wall have effectively haltered tsunamis due to their concrete strength and height- the tsunami of 2011 flooded into Japan killing thousands that could not escape in the few moments of warning.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work