Tourism is an ever growing industry

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IELTS Writing Task 2: Travel & Tourism

Tourism is an ever growing industry.

What benefits do you think tourism brings to individuals and society.

Essay Response:

As travelers continuously flooding tourist destinations across the globe, many people consider tourism as a sunshine industry due to its huge potential as an economic driving force in every country.  This essay will highlight the positive impact of this business to people and in society.

Many developing countries enjoy the benefits that tourism brought to their country. This industry make a considerable contribution to the economic growth in many countries. Employment is perhaps the easiest benefit that have been identified. This business provides decent livelihood to individuals whether direct or indirectly jobs particularly in marginal areas. For example, tour guides, locals mostly the preferred tour guides among visitors as they well-versed about the history of the place and can speak the local language to natives. This can be a great source of pride for the local people about their cultural heritage and the preservation their own identity. Hence, natives will help authorities to preserve their heritage sites that has a potential risk of being disappeared.

Similarly, the contribution of tourism has proven as one of the most effective means of providing significant foreign exchange sources to host communities. Firstly, visitors spent dollars for their expenditures such as basic needs like food, accommodation and transport services along with entertainment and amusement. Secondly, dollars incomes from business establishments and local workers is often circulated into local economy. This sector contributed not only to dollars but can also trigger local governments to make infrastructure improvements to increase access to essential services namely water, sewage system, telecommunications and transport. These major infrastructure projects can potentially improved the quality of life for residents.

In conclusion, the benefits of tourism being explored above undoubtedly beneficial to local people particularly the poor. When a destination is well polished, tourist will come in flock and community’s income will increase significantly. However, travelers and natives alike need to remember the importance of maintaining the area to become sustainable , sustainable in the sense that the environment is not destructed.

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