I do not agree that mass tourism threatens to destroy a country's culture and environment but instead promotes the preservation of cultures. The writer mentioned that infrastructure development are brought about by tourism and I fully agree with this point. Some historic buildings are salvaged and refurnished due to the large number of tourists visiting them. Large amounts of money are even put into preserving these cultural places and hence, I do not agree that mass tourism threatens to destroy a country's culture. In Singapore, one example of the cultural areas that have been preserved would be the Chinatown and Kampong Glam. When tourist visit a country, they tend to visit a site where there is the most culture or history, hence, the government would want to spend large amount of money to preserve them so as to attract more tourists. When there is more tourists, there would be more profit for the country and hence, the government will also benefit from it. These two areas in Singapore are culturally rich and is a must-go location for tourist that visit Singapore, hence Singapore will not demolish it and will instead spend money on upkeeping the place so as to ensure they will look attractive without losing its cultural values. Thus, I feel that mass tourism helped to preserve the cultures of a country instead of destroying it.