Is The Upside Of Tourism Worth The Downside?
Ministers of tourism have been scrambling for decades now to increase tourism because of the money that it brings.
And it can bring huge amounts of money!
But in recent years more and more downsides to tourism have come into focus.
Huge hotels now stand where there were once unspoiled beaches; coral reefs have been savaged; wildlife has been wiped out; and cultures have been irreversibly altered.
There are probably many other minuses too, and I can’t but wonder if encouraging mass tourism was really such a good idea.
What do you think?