Firstly, many countries depend heavily upon foreigners traveling as a source of income.
With more tourists, more people are needed to build the accommodation, work in the tourist industry, sell farm produce to the hotels, and build new roads, car-parks, hotels, cable railways and restaurants, plus other infrastructure, which all provide employment both during construction, and in their subsequent operation.
This leads to the increasing of average standard of living and decreasing of unemployment.
Also tourism helps in slowdown of rural depopulation.
As we analyze advantages and disadvantages of tourism let’s say few words about problems concerning traveling.
First, it’s environmental damage: pollution, forest fires, destruction of sand dunes.
Another aspect is cultural, as sometimes foreigners act with no respect to national traditions (for example, the behavior of European women in Eastern countries).
The advantages and disadvantages of tourism can be in balance if we all become more attentive to each other and the world around us. The main social thing in travel industry is mutual respect.
Benefits of Tourism
There are a number of benefits of tourism for both the tourist and the host destination. On a large scale it offers a good alternative to some more destructive industries for generating income both on nationally and privately.
The tourism industry encompasses many different areas, so it also creates jobs in many different areas. With tourism comes hotels, resturants, car rental agencies, tour companies, service stations, souvenier shops, sports equipment rentals, and much more. All of this creates many different levels of employment for people in a given community.
In many places the introduction and development of tourism allows local people an opportunity for economic and educational growth that would not otherwise be available. In addition, it allows both the tourist and the local community a chance to experience other cultures,...