Negative Effects Of Tourism Essay

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When people hear the word tourism, they may think about, for example, long hours of driving, taking pictures of new places, spending huge amounts of money on cheaply made products, and so much more. Tourism is a confusing term because of the many factors it presents. “Tourism means different things to different people, because it is an abstraction of a wide range of consumption activities which demands products and services from a wide range of industries in the economy” (Zaei 12). Tourism is adventurous and exciting for most, but it unfortunately places a heavy impact on communities. Environmental, Social, and Economic effects are the three major areas that tourism affects. Tourism negatively affects the environment is not something someone would assume or expect. Sadly, it does. In order to provide communities with activities, it is critical for companies to deconstruct the environment to build up hotels, roads, resorts, parks, …show more content…
Tourism may blind members of a community with its facilities or exhibits it may offer from the way tourism affects the community as a whole. It can have a positive effect on people in communities. In 2013, over sixty-six million people traveled from their country over to the United States, known as international tourism, according to The World Bank data results. So, amusement parks or hotels can not only attract locals but foreigners as well. Because so many people travel to different countries, this allows different cultures to intertwine with each other learning about one another. The United Nation World Tourism Organization, or UNWTO, stated in their 2014 Annual Report:
“International tourism propelled ahead in 2014 as the number of international tourists (overnight visitors) grew 4.4% with an additional 48 million more than in 2013, to reach a new record total of 1,135 million. This caps five consecutive years of above average growth since the global economic crisis of

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