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Debate/Speech - Tourism Does not Benefit the World

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Tourism Does Not Benefit The World The Maldives, the British Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, Mexico and Kenya – there is one similarity among these regions. Do you know what it is? More than 10% of these regions’ economies depend upon tourism. Tourism affects about 3.3% of the world’s combined GDP. Since the spread of the virus, the tourism industry has heavily declined. In countries like The Maldives (where about 90% of the economically active population is employed in tourism-related activities), the economies faced hefty declines – around -8 or 10%. ...read more.


Ancient buildings, monuments, and temples often struggle to cope with increased traffic and suffer inevitable wear-and-tear. Reefs and other natural tourist attractions can suffer permanent damage. Increased tourist traffic has attracted people to the tourism industry. These people are, then, forced into low-level jobs which aren’t quite profitable. Along with this particular attraction comes tourism dependency. And we all know how that has turned out, don’t we? Consequently, tourism dependency may lead to imbalanced fundings in the economy, which may lead to development in tourist attractions; meanwhile, the rest of the country remains comparably underdeveloped. ...read more.


But try to imagine yourself walking on the street, returning home: when you see a drunk Turkish couple shuffling out of a bar while shouting random phrases in Turkish. Indeed, you would be compelled and feel uncomfortable. Visiting new places is fantastic, I agree. A sight of the beautiful sandstone mounds of Colorado or the unfathomable ice caps of Iceland may be one of the best moments in a person’s life. However, seeing these places diminish and eventually be demolished wouldn’t be that fantastic, would it? So to summarise, tourism may impose many benefits to the world, however, in the long run, it will only add to the fire. ...read more.

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