Topic - Tourism

Some people believe that the advent of economical air travel has been very beneficial by making international travel more accessible, while others argue that it has had a very negative impact. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

đăng 21:41, 9 thg 8, 2017 bởi Nam Đỗ Hoàng

People have different views about whether the development of economical air travel is positive or negative. I personally believe that this development positively influences the lives of people around the world. 

On the one hand, I agree with those who believe that cheap air tickets benefit people in various ways. Firstly, low-cost flights allow people to travel abroad easily. Therefore, from the economic perspective, the development of the aviation industry can be extremely positive since it facilitates trading activities between countries whereby economic growth can be improved. Secondly, thanks to accessible flights, people can travel with a significantly
lower price than before. For example, in the past only wealthy people were able to travel to other countries on holiday. Today as air tickets are more affordable, many people can enjoy a holiday in other countries. This implies the living standard has increased considerably. 

However, the development of economical air travel also has some negative impacts. As the economy grows more rapidly, pollution from economic activities also increases greatly. Therefore, in the long-term, people’s welfare will be adversely affected. Another negative impact of air travel advances is that they foster the process of globalization which means people around the world become more connective. Although this international connection is beneficial in some ways, it can undermine distinctive cultures. When globalization occurs, people in different countries would have similar ways of doing things as well as lifestyles. Therefore, in the long-run they may even lose their national customs and traditions

In conclusion, while some people believe that cheap flights have negative impacts on human life, I would argue that they are beneficial in many ways. 

(272 words, band 8.0)

Many people believe that international tourism is a bad thing for their country. What are the reasons? Solutions to change negative attitudes?

đăng 17:57, 20 thg 3, 2017 bởi Nam Đỗ Hoàng   [ đã cập nhật 17:57, 20 thg 3, 2017 ]

There  are  several  reasons  why  many  people  have  a  negative  attitude  towards  international tourism. However, this can be handled by adopting possible solutions, as will now be discussed.Firstly,  the  influx  of  foreign  travelers  is  often  associated  with  an  increase  in  the  level  of environmental pollution. Many tourists throw rubbish into the surroundings irresponsibly, which contributes to air, water and soil contamination. In addition, there might be a growing demand for transport, decreasing the air quality at the tourist destination.Secondly, international tourism increases the odds of spreading infectious diseases into the local community. Viruses such as Ebola and H5N1 can become a threat to the locals if an infected

traveler visits their country. In Vietnam, for example, many people died after a visitor from Hong Kong carried the H5N1 virus to the country in 2003. This example makes it clear why many people are still against the development of international tourism.

However, there are a range of options that can be taken to improve the situation. One measure would be that the government should continue campaigns to raise the awareness  of tourists when they pay a visit to a new land. Travellers should be encouraged to put waste into the right place or to use public transport if possible. Another remedy is that there should be medical checks at airports and borders. This is to guarantee that infected visitors should be quarantined to halt the spread of the disease.

In conclusion, negative feelings about global tourism still are common in society. However, this can be resolved by taking the above suggestions.

(262 words – written by ieltsvinh)

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