IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Tourism

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.
Tourism has become a major source of income for all countries.
Write the advantages and disadvantages of Tourism. What should be done to ensure healthy tourism takes place.
You should write at least 250 words.


  1. It enhances the value and image of the nation in front of the world.
  2. Foreign investments come in creating lot of new jobs and careers.
  3. Helps in promoting better understanding and amity among people.
  4. Tourist often pollute the places they visit.
  5. People tend to hurt the sentiments of the inhabitants.
  6. governments should explain the social etiquette and values to individuals.


Tourism is about visiting new places with religious, cultural and historical importance. Travelling helps people know and expand beyond their present and in recent times there has been an increased number of people who love travelling. This allows host country to get rich income. With countries working on tourism, it has become a major source of foreign exchange.

There are several merits of tourism. Firstly, it enhances the value and image of the nation in front of the entire world. There is a flow of foreign investment which leads to improvement of infrastructure facilities. Not only this, there are jobs and careers created for individuals. For example, a country with great tourism, allows people to jump in its business, from hotels to tourist shops and lot more. Even more, travel reduces the difference among diversified sections of society and promotes better understanding, amity among people.

However, there are certain disadvantages associated with tourism. With the increased number of tourist, tourist places have been getting polluted and losing their natural beauty. Even more, often to earn more revenue from a particular place, certain changes are made to the local area, that leads to the area losing its originality. There are even times when tourist and local people have rifts between them, causing worry and tension among people.

Governments should design comprehensive tourism policy to promote tourism. There should be program and shows to publicize a particular place. Even more, tourists should be asked to undergo medical examination and be explained about the social etiquette and values.

In conclusion, tourism has surely become an important revenue source and efforts must be taken to modernize it. It allows for better international relations between countries and a feeling of universal brotherhood. (287 Words)


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