Nowadays, tourism is considered a non-smoke-industry due to the tremendous benefit that can bring to the country’s development. However, besides the positive effect, many cities in the world now have to face huge problem, traditional culture could be damaged. In this essay, I will discuss both the benefit and drawback of tourism and give my opinion.
There are some drawbacks of tourism. First of all, for the environmental perspective, tourism can have a negative impact on the environment. A lot of excessive building like hotel, bar, road, in tourist area, can destroy the natural habitat of animal and the ecosystem. Moreover, tourism creates pollution and waste. For example, in Ha Long Bay, the air and the environment are affected due to the garbage of tourism. Second, for the cultural perspective, many local traditions may be lost. With the development of tourism, many people choose to work in, instead of preserving the traditional job. For an instant, in Vietnam, many traditional jobs like embroidery, pottery,.. are standing in the border of disappearing.
However, besides all the argument, that I talk above. I think tourism brings more advantages than disadvantages. Firstly, for the personal perspective, Tourism is leisure activities. Travelling cannot only reduce stress but also open the horizon through the experience of customs and culture. Secondly, for the economic perspective tourism is important revenue for each country. For example, in Thailand tourism plays an important role in GDP. Moreover, tourism can create tremendous jobs for local people due to the demand for food and services. As a result, the quality of the local’s life will be improved day by day.
To conclude, besides that tourism could bring some negative affect into the environment and culture, but I believe that tourism plays important role in any national economic and each people due to the huge benefits it can bring.