Alternative Tourism Essay

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Alternative tourism also known as sustainable tourism is different from mass tourism as it establishes an equal balance between the environment, economic and the socio-cultural aspects of the tourism industry. Alternative tourism plays a vital role in the industry as it aids in the preservation of the local culture and conserving the flora and fauna of that place. Alternative tourism contributes to these various key variables which include generating income to improve the local economy and creating jobs opportunities, while it minimizing the impacts on the environment, such as conserving the local biodiversity and the local culture for the future generations. (WTO, Sept 2014). In this essay, it will point out the arguments and the key points…show more content…
The locals can also benefit from the improvement on the infrastructures and new amenities from tourism. Tourism also promotes the preservation of local traditional customs and handiwork; interchanges between locals and tourist will create a better cultures understanding; tourist visiting that area can affect the quality of life for the locals for example the use of drugs, alcohol, overcrowding and increased crime rates. (Korstanje et al., Jan 2012). Unlike mass tourism, eco-tourism can benefit from the environmental factor which helps to promote the conservation of the local wildlife and natural resource. Mass tourism has brought on some undesirable effects, the loss of…show more content…
(Badariah Din et al., Nov 2014). The government has implanted some policies such as voice and accountabilities which measures the perception of which it’s country’s citizens participates in selecting the government, Political stability and the absence of violence which measures that the government would not be overthrown unconstitutional or violent ways, including politically-motivated violence and terrorism, Regulatory quality which measures the ability of the government to formulate and implement policies and regulation that permits and help to promote development in the private sectors, Government effectiveness measures the quality of the public and civil services and the level of independence from the pressure of politics, the quality of the formulation and implementation of policies and the credibility of the government to uphold such policies and the rule of law which agents have the confidence and abide the law set in place by the government. With better policies being set in place by the
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