Speaking, Part 3: What Are the Advantages & Disadvantages of Tourism?

1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of tourism?

Sample answer

That’s an interesting question!

I think there are both advantages and disadvantages.

In terms of advantages, tourism helps to boost the local economy and provides jobs. In Thailand, for example, the tourist industry is incredibly important. Many people are employed in the hospitality sector, working in hotels, restaurants and so on. They can earn a living and provide for their family, and they don’t necessarily need to move away from their hometown.

However, there are drawbacks. In order to accommodate an influx of tourists there can be overdevelopment which impacts on the environment negatively. Land is cleared to construct hotels, with trees being cut down and animals losing their natural habitat.  

So there are pros and cons.

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