To what extent has tourism has tourism had a negative impact on the environment.

Author: Chirin Soh
School: Raffles Institution
Year Written: 2019
Grade: N.A.

Borocay, an island in the central Philippines,
was known for their pristine beaches and clear water. However, the influx of
tourists led to the worsening of sewage problems and deterioration of water
conditions. It was closed for six months in 2019 for rehabilitation. Many
tourist destinations are facing the same problem. With increasingly cheaper air
travel and affluent middle class, travelling has become widely accessible. The
number of international travellers a year has increased from 500 m...

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