I agree with the writer that mass tourism results in environmental damage. As there is mass tourism in a country, the country needs to provide facilities such as hotels to accomodate to the needs of the tourists. These facilities will need a lot of land and so, as these facilities take up land, plants and wildlife lose their homes. Eco systems and diversity will be damaged and it will never be the same again.
The writer states that in Philippines, "when coastal areas are converted into beach resorts, mangrove areas and corals that serve as fish sanctuaries are damaged or even completely removed" The coastal areas contain homes for marine animals