The contribution of international tourism to the economic enlargement of developing and third world economies seems to be important, but it has been argued by many scholars that tourism also stimulates environmental and socio-cultural problems.
Critically examine and discuss the negative environmental and socio-cultural impacts that tourism can have on a destination. Illustrate your answer with relevant instances.
Following the popularization of sustainable development as an environmental management concept by the publication of the World Commission on the Environment and Development ‘Our Common Future’ in the late 1980s (WCED, 1987), a expanding proportion of the tourism literature has focused on the principles and practices of sustainable tourism development.
(a) Critically describe the concepts of sustainable development and sustainable tourism development.
(b) Critically discuss and examine the basic principles of sustainable tourism development.
The rapid enlargement and the widening appeal of ecotourism have prompted a debate concerning its definition and dimensions. describe.
Considered incompatible with the concept of sustainability, mass tourism has recently been recognized within the tourism literature, as potentially being able of more responsible activities and able to integrate sustainability principles.
Critically illustrate out the concept of mass tourism and examine the relationships and effects of mass tour operators as compared to specialist or alternative tour operators upon the sustainability of tourism destinations.