Problematic tourists

The tourism industry, as part of the service sector, has become an important source of income for many regions and even for entire countries. Developing countries in particular, often look to increase foreign revenue through tourism.

Tourism ( = travel for pleasure to other places) has been around for thousands of years, and many of the major religions (e.g. Christianity, Buddhism and Islam) have traditions of pilgrimage. In recent times however, it is not all good for tourism. Due to globalisation, a number of cities and regions around the world are increasingly experiencing the negative aspects of tourism.

  1. Read the nine sentences below

  2. Identify the keywords and any synonyms (e.g. affect = impact)

  3. Watch and listen to the video above (as many times as you need)

  4. Complete the sentences with NO MORE than TWO WORDS.

  5. When you are ready, enter your answers in the test sheet below.

  1. Tourism can affect cities through overcrowding, pollution, bad behaviour and _______

  2. Due to overcrowding, people climbing Mt Everest experience ___________

  3. A beach in Thailand has been closed to protect the _____________

  4. In Bali, it is expected that by 2020 the water supply will have __________

  5. Bad behaviour of tourists includes intentionally damaging ____________

  6. In Croatia, tourists drunken behaviour has resulted in fines for drinking ________

  7. Tourism also contributes to rising prices, particularly in relation to _________

  8. Building resorts for tourists can result in villagers ______________

  9. Some cities are taking measure to deal with the effects of ______________


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