Negatives Of Tourism

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Isn’t it phenomenal, the first nine months of 2016 witnessed 956 million international tourists travelling to different parts of the world? Tourism is one of the largest and dynamically developing sectors of external economic activities. Its high growth and development rates, considerable volumes of foreign currency inflows, infrastructure development actively affect various sectors of the economy, which positively contributes to social and economic development of the country on a whole. According to world tourism organization (WTO), tourism is defined as the activities of persons travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes. According to the world tourism and travel council (WTTC), it is the world’s stable and fastest growing multimillion-dollar industry that will continue to grow at an average annual rate of 4%. Despite the controversy that tourism impact local communities both negatively and positively, tourism does more harm than good, and as such it Significantly impacted cultural transformation and job creation especially in lesser developed states. Many countries depend on tourism to further develop their economy as it relates to cultural transformation.Tourism has an enormous influence on host societies (Doan, 2000). Ideally, tourism is seen as a force for peace, amity, pride and understanding (Bramwell & Henry, 1996). It allows both the tourist and local

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