Tourism is big business. However, are there hidden costs, and does tourism always benefit a country?
Every year, millions of people travel to other countries for vacations, spending billions of dollars. This tourism can create jobs and improve lives, or it can lead to problems. In this essay, I will describe some of the effects of tourism and say why I think it is useful.
Tourism can have some benefits. One advantage is that it creates jobs. Work is available in hotels, restaurants, travel businesses, taxis, entertainment centers resorts and many other places which serve tourists. Secondly, tourism can increase awareness of culture. Foreigners who visit the UAE can learn about the Emirati culture and tradition and religion, and vice versa. Finally, tourism can lead to a better environment. The government will clean the streets and try to reduce pollution.
However, tourism can lead to many problems. First of all the income from tourism is not reliable. For example, last month in Egypt, there were some political problems, and suddenly it affected the tourism dramatically, which is very important for the economy. A second point is that the jobs from tourism are poorly paid. People working as waiters or cleaners do not receive high salaries. However, the most important point is that tourism can lead to problems such as lack of respect for the local culture, or even problems such as alcohol or prostitution.
In conclusion, tourism can have good or bad effects on the environment, the economy or even the culture. In my opinion people should enjoy travelling and visiting new places, but they should be careful to respect the local people and places.