RR Tourism by Shawn
Firstly, I agree with the writer that mass tourism threatens to destroy a country's environment as mass tourism would lead to an increased number of vehicles. As stated in the passage," Carbon emissions and air pollution also significantly increase, as more air and land-based vehicles are needed to transport tourists from one destination to another." This shows that the number of people in a country would increase due to tourism. To cater to the tourists needs, there would be more transport vehicles to transport tourists around the country to different tourists attractions. This would result in an increase of carbon emissions released into the air as these vehicles release harmful gases such as carbon monoxide. This would definately affect the country's health quality. For Singapore, it has contributed 3% of its GDP which has generated a sum of US$ 9.4 billion in 2007 for tourism. Although tourism in Singapore is important, this shows that Singapore's environment would be affected as there would be more tourism infrastructures and this would lead to more air pollution. Therefore, I agree with the writer that mass tourism threatens to destroy a country's environment as it would lead to an increase in the number of vehicles.