I disagree with the author that mass tourism threatens to destroy a country’s culture and environment and affects the local people negatively. Tourism can bring great economic benefits to a country by raking in additional income from tourists' expenses. When more tourists spend money in the country, the country will benefit economically. According to the writer, “tourism has become an ubiquitous sector in the Philippine’s economy. In 2012, alone, it contributed 6.0% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP)”. This shows how important tourism is to a country economical growth. It brings in high revenues, allowing the prosperity of a country. Similarly, the total contribution of tourism to GDP was SGD39.7billionm which is 10.9% of GDP. Therefore, these datas shows the importance of tourism to a country's economy.