RR Tourism by Lu Yan Yang

I  disagree that tourism threatens a country as it contributes greatly to the economy. The writer said in the passage that there were economic benefits brought in by the hordes of visitors, for example, Philippine tourism's current “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign—it has become an ubiquitous sector in the Philippine economy. In 2012 alone, it contributed 6.0% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This shows that tourism contributed greatly to Philippines' economy. It is not just so in Philippines. In Singapore, tourism's total contribution to the gross domestic product is 10.9%. This further proves that both countries are heavily reliant on tourism as it contributes a large portion to the countries' economy, and can bring about prosperity and the funds needed for development. Thus, I disagree with the writer that tourism threatens to destroy a country, because it contributes greatly to the economy, hence allowing faster development.

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