I agree with the author that masss tourism threatens to destroy a country’s culture and environment and affect the local people.I think that tourism will bring enviromental harm to the country. Due to tourism, the country might have to change natural habitats and environment into recreational areas. This is a result of the country's attempt to attract more tourist to the country for economical benefits. This causes much harm to the country as if the country is only built for tourism, the locals living in the country will suffer. In addition to the fact that tourism destroys natural habitats, tourism also requires natural resources to be given up. In the passage, the author stated that when coastal areas were converted into beach resorts, mangrove areas and corals that serve as fish sanctuaries were damaged or even completely removed. The clearing of natural habitat and resources caused harm to the living things living in these areas. These creatures living in the habitats may die as their habitats have been damaged or removed. A local example is Resort World Sentosa. When the recreational area, was built, 49 hectares of land was used, clearing 30% of rainforest existed, causing living organisms to die or migrate to other place.
In conclusion, mass tourism causes harm to the country enviromentally as natural habitats and resource has to be converted to reacreational areas.