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 What are the advantages and disadvantages of tourism? (67)

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of tourism?

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Demand for holiday homes makes housing expensive for local residents.

Adwaith(7) Disputed
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You have to use the peel format. What is the evidence for the point that you have stated?

Shin(9) Disputed
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In what way does the demand for holiday homes make housing expensive for locals? Any examples? Also, elaborate and write in PEEL format

yanzhen(3) Disputed
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- how does demand for holiday homes affect housing prices for locals?

- use peel format

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Change of Priorities for Government

Because the local governments of smaller towns and cities are easily overwhelmed, especially if they happen to be a popular tourist destination, or are poised to become one, they may start focusing on the potential influx of money brought in by tourists’ dollars, sometimes at the cost of focusing on local issues. This may be especially true if a community is not yet a destination, but has some type of event or landmark it can use to bring in revenue. They may decide to focus attention and resources on this potential cash flow rather than the local population and its issues.

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Advantage: Bring money to your city, adds jobs that might not exist otherwise.

Disadvantage: At the begining of a pandemic, they possibly bring a virus to your area.

Richelle(4) Disputed
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1. PEEL format?

2. What are some examples of the jobs that “might not exist otherwise”?

evzen_kkln(9) Clarified
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Show examples. And why are u doing 2 arguments? Simi virus?

Shin(9) Disputed
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Please elaborate on your point. What do you mean when you are saying that it’s possible to bring virus to your area. Please explain using PEEL

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more money for us when tourists come to Singapore and waste all their money

evzen_kkln(9) Clarified
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Pls write in peel and state your argument more clearly. You could use better diction and could elaborate on this.

NoahChua(6) Disputed
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1. We don’t really get more money

2. When tourist come to Singapore they don’t “waste all their money”.

3. PEEL structure c:

Shin(9) Disputed
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In what way do tourists waste their money? State examples and elaboration using PEEL format

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Disadvantage: rate of spreading of disease will increase as people travel to different countries, causing the virus to spread.

Foxytigerbab(3) Disputed
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Then again, wouldn't the government or authorities discourage or entirely prevent people from traveling overseas if there was a lethal, infectious disease.

Also do u like feet

evzen_kkln(9) Clarified
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write in peel. Your argument is logical but what is the rate of disease spreading?

Shin(9) Disputed
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Elaborate on your point using PEEL format. Why would the rate of spreading diseases increase?

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One of the many benefits of tourism is that it significantly helps boost our economy. Tourism alone earns $23.6 billion per year in Singapore. Tourism also helps make thousands of job opportunities for jobs such as tour guide or travel agencies, ensuring that more people are employed.

Shin(9) Disputed
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In what way does tourism help to boost the economy? Please give some examples on what the tourists to help boost our economy.

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The advantage of tourism is that it helps to boost the economy. Tourism acts as a commercial activity that creates demand and growth for many more industries. It not only contributes towards more economic activities but also generates more employment, revenues and play a significant role in development. For example, Singapore relies on tourism for its economy and in 2017 accounted for 4.1% with a direct contribution of $17.7 billion. and the percentage of tourism's contribution to Singapore's GDP is projected to rise to 4.4% in 2028. Therefore tourism is an advantage.

Marilynn(11) Disputed
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What if something (e.g. a virus like Covid-19) causes people to be unable to travel? This will prevent people from travelling and the economy will drop. Will it still be as useful towards the economy? Moreover, people during this hard times might lose their jobs so the rate of employment will drop. This will also cause the 4.1% contribution to be rendered useless at times like these

evzen_kkln(9) Clarified
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good format and good argument and rheostatical question. Very logical. Nubbad

Silly_Shiya(6) Clarified
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Safety measures could be taken and tourism would not be shut down completely since it's still needed for important business trips and such. These 'things' that cause people to be unable to travel would only be temporary and even if we are unable to travel for a long period of time, when the period is over, there will likely be more people wanting to travel after not being able to do so in a while. This would boost the economy even more than before.

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Disadvantage:Due to tourism, there may be overcrowding, congestion on roads and places and traffic jams, which would be a big hassle for people to carry out their work. For instance, when tourists visit the 'Eiffel Tower', there may be blockades and barricades by the local police or by the tourists organisation to prevent overcrowding so that they can tour the places without any problems. Unfortunately, this might be a big hassle for locals and residents as more time is wasted so they take a longer time to carry out their work. Drivers may also have to take a different route to reach their destination, which is a waste of fuel, energy and time. Hence, tourism is a big problem as it causes overcrowding, congestion on roads, places and traffic jams.

Adwaith(7) Clarified
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Have you personally experienced congestion on roads during your trip to overseas?

Silly_Shiya(6) Disputed
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It does not happen a lot, however, overcrowding does happen very often and will still cause a disruption of work even if it's not congestion.

IamSanjit(4) Disputed
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Yes. I have experienced congestion as a tourists and that is why I have explained like this.

NoahChua(6) Disputed
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Use PEEL structure, and can you elaborate more on “Big hassle for people to carry out their work”? Thank you. C:

IamSanjit(4) Disputed
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Ah yes, i have edited my answer into

an PEEL structure and ELABORATED . (pls check) :)

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disadvantage of tourism.

Tourism is bad. It destroys the natural habitats of the animals living in the wild in the country. As more tourists visit the country and the tourism industry in the country profits, more accommodations such as hotels, chalets need to be built so that these tourists have places to stay in during their trip. The government will built such accommodations based off lands that belonged to the homes of the wild animals. As the tourism industry gets better, more of these habitats will be destroyed. Thus, tourism is bad as it destroys the natural habitats of the wild animals.

evzen_kkln(9) Clarified
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How do u know they destroy? Have u seen someone do it? or have you just read in from reddit?

Silly_Shiya(6) Disputed
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Yes actually, a lot of people have seen the habitats get destroyed for example i have seen the forest near my house get chopped down to build a hotel and shopping mall.

anliora(3) Disputed
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How do u know they destroy?

- In order to make spaces for tourists, the government would either need to tear down/ rebuild existing buildings or start building from an empty plot of land.

yanzhen(3) Clarified
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do you know any tourist attractions that were built by destroying the natural habitats of animals? any examples?

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Advantages: Tourism helps with the growth of a country's economy, and hence can help a country develop well. For example, with the increased economy from the profit of tourism from the increased number of jobs, the revenue collected can be used to help fund research for a vaccine or cure, budget for the construction of more facilities such as medical centres or transportation vehicles which can then help the population flourish.

Disadvantages: The jobs that come along with tourism are not a reliable source of income for those working in the industry as they are either poorly paid or based on certain periods of the year. Damage is also done to the environment with the construction of pavements and hotels.

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Disadvantages

Tourism has a disadvantage as the country may be too over reliant on economic growth instead of other aspects. For example Singapore relies heavily on the tourism industries so most of the money is directed to tourism such as creating new attractions once in a while to attract tourist. But on the downside for example with covid-19, the economic growth will drop as there is lack of tourist due to the virus. With the lack of tourist, some jobs will be lost such as the entertainment industries, retail industries and food and beverage industries. Hence, tourism may have a disadvantage.

evzen_kkln(9) Clarified
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How do you know that? Give evidence, you think Singapore your grandfather one?

Foxytigerbab(3) Disputed
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The revenue from tourism can be used to build facilities such as hospitals, and hence creating more job opportunities for nurses and surgeons.

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Adwaith(7) Disputed
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You have to use the peel format and give examples on which country's economy is over reliant on tourism.

Marilynn(11) Disputed
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Please use PEEL

It is still a way to earn money and raise the economy so why not? It is still quite reliable after all.

NoahChua(6) Disputed
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1. PEEL format please

2. Give evidences and more elaboration on your point.

Thank you! C:

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Tourism is a good thing as it allows more business opportunities and provides more jobs. With more tourists visiting the country, more tourist attractions will receive more business and thus earn more income. This will also provide more jobs for people living in the country. For example, if more tourist come to our country and visit the Botanic Gardens, more people will need to pay the Botanic Gardens entry fee. With more visitors, more employees are needed at the Botanic Gardens to help out and run the local attraction. Hence, more job opportunities and business opportunities are provided. Thus, tourism is a good thing.

evzen_kkln(9) Clarified
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Very good but why did you submit the same paragraph two times?

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Tourism is a good thing as it allows more business opportunities and provides more jobs. With more tourists visiting the country, more tourist attractions will receive more business and thus earn more income. This will also provide more jobs for people living in the country. For example, if more tourist come to our country and visit the Botanic Gardens, more people will need to pay the Botanic Gardens entry fee. With more visitors, more employees are needed at the Botanic Gardens to help out and run the local attraction. Hence, more job opportunities and business opportunities are provided. Thus, tourism is a good thing.

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Tourism provides more job options for those that are unemployed. Tourism accounts for 1 in 10 jobs worldwide and delivered 1 in 5 of all new jobs created in 2017. This shows that tourism allows them to have much more job opportunities, allowing more people to have a chance to support themselves and their families financially. Hence, tourism provides more people with a chance to get employed.

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A very huge downside of tourism is that it causes a bad impact on the ecosystem. For example, to promote tourism at bird parks or zoos, animals are taken from their families and their natural habitats. When kept in an environment without its family, or a habitat that is too small, the animal can become aggressive or depressed. Moreover, habitats are sometimes destroyed to make space for tourist attractions to be made. The destruction of these huge areas of land for tourist attractions would have a bad impact on the ecosystem. Hence tourist attractions are not good as they cause the damage of our ecosystem.

Marilynn(11) Disputed
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but what if these animals are well trained and do not get aggressive or depressed or enjoy the attention they are getting?

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advantage: New facilities will be created for the tourists, which will also benefit the locals. When tourist come over to countries for a holiday, they would want to travel around the country more conveniently, so the government would have build more roads for the tourists. This also benefit the locals as they also would be able to use the roads. This would be convenient for both the tourist and locals. The government might also build more malls, this would be convenient the locals who want to buy daily necessities. Therefore, I think that tourism is good because it can be convenient for both the locals and tourist.

Adwaith(7) Disputed
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How do tourists help to prevent loss of traditions? Pls use the peel format.

Shin(9) Disputed
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How are local traditions and customs are kept alive? Is there anything example of what the tourists do? Write in PEEL format

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Tourism is good as more locals can get jobs. As more tourists arrives, the country has to keep up with its standards and satisfy the tourist's needs, leading to more jobs needed to sustain the requirements of tourists. When more jobs are created, it helps improve the economy and also allows more people to have jobs and get payed. So not only does the tourists have more places to visit, it also benefits the locals.

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One of the disadvantages of tourism is that it causes damage to the natural environment. When tourists arrive in Singapore, they usually travel here by planes, cars and ships. That causes air, water and land pollution. As the exhaust from the planes and cars pollute the air, the ships pollute the water when they wash out their tanks or dump their bilge water and the tourists cause land pollution when they litter. There is also soil pollution as they will clear a lot of land to build hotels for the tourists to stay in. That is why i think that tourism causes damage to the natural environment.

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Disadvantages: tourism is attracted by opportunity, foreign companies begin poaching business away from local businesses.

NoahChua(6) Disputed
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1. What do you mean by “attracted by opportunity”?

2. Elaborate more.

3. Use PEEL format please. C:

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tourist helps to boost the country's economy as some of the money earned from the tourism aspect is given to the government

NoahChua(6) Disputed
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1. State examples of how money is earned from tourism.

2. Use PEEL format please. C:

Adwaith(7) Disputed
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use the peel format and provide information on how the money given to the government makes the country a better place. for e.g. more facilities

Richelle(4) Disputed
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-PEEL format?

-How will it boost the country’s economy when only “some” of the money earned from the tourism aspect is given to the government?

Where does the rest of the money go to?

Shin(9) Disputed
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How does tourism help to boost the country’s economy. Doesn’t the government have to use money to build facilities for the tourists too? Please elaborate using PEEL format on what way the tourists help to boost the country’s economy and give some examples

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Tourism is good for us as it provides more opportunities for one to learn,enjoy and discover.An example of a cultural tourist attraction in Singapore would be Chinatown. One can discover the scents of traditional food amid the clamor of street markets there and understand history and local Chinese culture.One can also visit the Chinatown heritage centre where it recreates the original interiors of the 1950s, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of Chinatown's early residents.Thus tourism is advantageous.

Marilynn(11) Disputed
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You can refer to textbooks or the internet and learn cultures from other countries too. Why would you spend the extra money to fly all the way to that one country just to experience their culture when it is one search away?

Silly_Shiya(6) Clarified
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It's because it is better to experience something first hand than to just see a picture of it from the textbook and I don't think one can smell the textbook for the scent of the place.

anliora(3) Clarified
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experiences in real life do differ from the internet and textbooks.

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Tourism is good. It contributes to economic growth in a country. Studies show that over 35% of the money made in Singapore. This includes Theme Parks, Museums, Gift Stores, Shopping Malls, Landmarks and even Hawker Centres.

Adwaith(7) Clarified
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But you are contradicting yourself. You are talking about the benefit and disadvantage of tourism in the same peel paragraph?

Richelle(4) Disputed
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Please elaborate more on why the country will be in “grave danger” when tourists suddenly stop coming to Singapore.

Silly_Shiya(6) Clarified
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35% is quite a lot, if tourism suddenly just stopped the amount of money that Singapore makes would decrease by that amount and there would be lesser money to invest on other things to build the economy and hence would also be harder to earn back the 35%

evzen_kkln(9) Clarified
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It’s quite dramatic to say that the country is in grave danger, it is just optional stuff calm down. Good elaboration and peel though

Shin(9) Disputed
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Please elaborate your point even more using PEEL format. “Studies show that over 35% of the money made in Singapore” - is this the total money made in Singapore or money earned by tourism. Also, how does this help the economy. Please elaborate further

Marilynn(11) Disputed
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Please use PEEL.

It only helps 35% of the economic growth. what about the other 65%? Why not strengthen the other 65% that increases the economic growth since it carries a higher percentage rate?

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Disadvantage of tourism:

Tourism is bad and has its drawback as many countries rely on tourism for the major source of income, and for creating jobs for the local communities. However, being too reliant on tourism has its disadvantage. The reason why it has a disadvantage is because any sudden drop in tourist arrivals may affect the economy of the country, and many people would suffer from job losses. Some examples for the significant dip in tourists arrival may be due to a virus outbreak, a war happening or even a natural disaster. These are situations and happenings that we cannot control over, and you might never know when it would come. Unsafe situations like this causes lesser tourists to come and visit the country, and make a huge impact on the economy. Thus, being too reliant on tourism has its drawback.

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too many tourists may cause traffic congestion and disrupt the local residents from running their errands or going to work. i have been to thailand for a holiday once and have been stuck in traffic before. traffic moving at a snails pace doesnt benefit anyone. therefore tourism may be disadvantageous

Adwaith(7) Clarified
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What if students who do not like to go to school gets stuck in traffic congestion and they benefit by skipping school as it makes them happy?

Sammy1110(5) Clarified
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overall it will be their loss as they will miss out on content that the teacher would be going thru

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tourism damages our landscape. Tourism would cause heavy traffic in the region which cause problems such as global warming and climate change. Tourism contributes to more than 5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, with transportation accounting 90 percent of this. It would also put an enormous stress on local land use, which would lead to soil erosion, increased pollution and habitat loss. These effects would gradually destroy the environmental resources.

Marilynn(11) Disputed
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Heavy traffic happens almost daily. How is this any different?

Sammy1110(5) Clarified
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tourism contributes to that heavy traffic daily. during holidays it may get heavier

anliora(3) Clarified
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Tourists gather at tourists attractions some attractions are also workplaces for the citizens. Heavy traffic does happen daily. However tourists also contribute to the heavy traffic as there are more people in an area/road which makes it more congested.

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[ p ] tourism helps to build the economy. [ e ] firstly, tourism boosts local employment for sectors like the hotel industry, transportation companies and air travel etc. [ e ] since there are more tourists coming in and out of the country, more jobs are created in order to help maintain these services. these industries also depend on tourists to generate revenue. moreover, international tourism accounted for 4.1% of singapore's national GDP in 2017, with a direct contribution of $17.7 billion, which is still growing by the day. [ L ] hence, tourism plays an important role in helping to boost the economy.

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we need tourism, but not professionalism,

enjoying the beauty of land is something inevitable for human who lives there, but exploiting it with money would make it worser