ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF TOURISM

Kajal Gazta
2018 unpublished
Tourism is an important sector to any country for the development of the economy. But tourism industry is directly related to the environment. Tourism contributes both positively and negatively to the environment. It involves many activities that can have adverse environmental effects. Many of these impacts are linked with the construction of general infrastructure such as roads and airports, and of tourism facilities, including resorts, hotels, restaurants, shops, golf courses and marinas. The
more » ... es and marinas. The negative impacts of tourism development can gradually destroy environmental resources on which it depends. On the other hand, tourism has the potential to create beneficial effects on the environment by contributing to environmental protection and conservation. It is a way to raise awareness of environmental values and it can serve as a tool to finance protection of natural areas and increase their economic importance. This paper describe that the effects of tourism on natural resources, environmental pollution, physical environment and tourist activities in the national park. In addition, we explain environmental impacts of tourism on global scale, positive and negative impacts of tourism and, finally, how tourism can contribute to environmental conservation.
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