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by Bruce Lee

viernes, 13 de septiembre de 2019

Talking about tourism, all that glitters is not gold.

After every summer holiday we wonder how tourism affects the beauties of nature or cities. It is true that it is superb booster for the economy of certain countries, such as Spain, but all that glitters is not gold, as you can see in the following articles and listening exercise.

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  3. Tourism is travelling for pleasure or business and it can be domestic (within the traveller's own country) or international. Many places in the world rely heavily on tourism as a key source of income and employment. But, is tourism harmful?

    On the one hand, one of the main advantages of tourism and the reason why it has been promoted so much, especially in developing countries, is that it brings in a lot of money. In addition, tourism provides many jobs because all hotels, bars, shops and restaurants need staff. Moreover, it gives the tourist destinations a chance to show themselves off and raise their profile in the world.

    On the other hand, tourism can be harmful, too, because it can often cause environmental damage, such as greenhouse gas emissions from air travel, and lot of waste in popular locations. Tourism contributes to pollution.

    In conclusion, tourism could be very important for the development of many countries. However, the increasing tourism activities could damage the environment and cause the value or the nature of different places to be vanished.

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  5. More and more people travel to Spain or to any part of the world either for work or pleasure. Everywhere we go we can see people around us. But, is tourism something good? Or is it maybe harmful?

    On the one hand, if there is tourism, there will be more open businesses and more workers will be needed. Moreover, when a country is beautiful and there are tourists everywhere, people from other countries want to travel to these countries.

    On the other hand, tourism makes prices rise a lot. Like in supermarkets, restaurants, shops or hotels. In addition, most tourists who come to a country bring mobile phones or cameras and, when they visit a place, they are not so interested in sightseeing or having a look at the landscape but in taking a picture. This can be dangerous because they do not pay attention to what they are doing and they can have an accident.

    In conclusion, tourism is good for the development of many countries. Nevertheless, I think tourists should be careful when they take a picture.

    Lucía Guirado Ruiz 1ºA bachillerato.

  6. Spain is the second most visited country on the entire world. Right after France and placed ahead of bigger countries such as United States, even China or Italy. Over 83 million people visit Spain every year. So, as a consequence, such an unbelievable figure obviously leaves a print for the rest of the citizens of Spain, but what is not clear is if that impact brings just advantages or we should read the fine print.

    On the one hand, tourism is one of the key building blocks of our economy. Many millions of employments are created to manage that many people who come to our country. Jobs which directly depend of them such as the hotel sector, catering or travel companies or amusement parks besides of jobs which depend of them indirectly suffer dramatic variation and crisis if not as many people visit us.

    Tourism is also an inducement that pushes many towns and cities to improve their appearance, trying to call the attention of foreign people but also being beneficial for the local ones. An example of this is the "Blue Flag", which is a symbol given to some of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches of Spain and it places them into an international map. So, having this symbol makes many people to visit the beach and also is a commitment with the city to keep the beach clean and well-kept. This is positive for both the city and the environment.

    On the other hand, having a big demand increases the price of the products, so that some of the products of the supermarket become expensive for the Spanish people who have to buy them during all the year.

    Furthermore, high prices are not only in supermarkets, but also happen when looking for an apartment, because it makes more money renting apartment to tourists with a short stay than renting them to Spanish ones who are looking for setting there for a long period of time. Making this almost imposible to find an apartment for a reasonable price in cities with a lot of tourists.

    To conclude, I think tourism is great for our country and population but we should sort out the issue of the apartments because that one really is a major problem