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%. Such a disastrous financial condition has led to extremely abnormal unemployment rates.

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        Even before the spread of the pandemic, tourism affected the world phenomenally. Environmental harm has severely augmented effects over a nation. The ecological condition of many countries has deteriorated since the beginning of tourism. Air contamination levels have been observed to increase due to high levels of tourist activities. Even if tourists behave responsibly, the sheer number of them can cause damage. 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 ...

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