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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.

As tourist endlessly floods tourist destination across the globe, many people viewed it as a sunshine industry due to its huge potential as an economic driving force for local communities.  In this essay, I will highlight the positive contributions of this industry to people and in society.

Employment is perhaps the easiest advantage that will come to mind in identifying the bright side of tourism to the people. Tourism provides decent livelihood to individuals whether direct or indirectly jobs from hospitality industry. For example, tour guides, locals mostly the preferred tour guides among tourist as they have ample information of the place and can speak the local language to natives. Moreover, tourism definitely create jobs for the communities, souvenir shops, food vendors and retailers will naturally be visible within tourist sites as they are aware that visitors needs their services. Tourism can be a great source of pride for the local people about their cultural heritage and their own community identity. Hence, this can help natives to preserve their heritage sites that has a potential risk of being disappeared.

Similarly, the economic significance of tourism has proven as one of the most effective means of providing significant financial sources to host communities. Firstly, tourist spent dollars for the human basic requirements such as food, accommodation and transport services along with entertainment and amusement. Secondly, dollars earned by both businesses and individuals is often circulated into local economy and has a great multiplier effect as it spent over and over again. This sector contributes not only to wealth creation, but also can trigger local governments to make infrastructure improvements to increases access to essential services namely water, sewage system, telecommunications and transport. These major infrastructure projects can improve the quality of life for residents and support tourism facilities.

In conclusion, the benefits of tourism being highlighted above has no doubt beneficial to local people and the society. When a destination is well polished, tourist will come in flock and community income will accelerate. However, travelers and people in the community 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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