IELTS Writing Task 2 Topic: Travel & Tourism

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Jashn

Posted on Oct 25, 2021

Visitors love to visit rarely known places and are enthusiastic about knowing the culture of distinct tribes and countries. I believe this is a positive development.

First and foremost, tourists will encourage local people to preserve their culture. In other words, it is inevitable that cultures and old customs are fading away and foreigners’ visits may work as a motivation for locals to hold their customs tightly. Secondly, natives may be proud of the customs, which previously were a source of embarrassment, because when visitors show excitement about that country’s culture, natives may start to follow their cultures again, which once diminishes in the name of modern living. For example, several communities have special dresses, which are becoming a thing of the past, but tourists might keep them alive. Therefore tours to remote communities will do good but harm.

When people from different countries travel through various countries, they will spread rare and beautiful anecdotes and cultures around the world. Furthermore, tourism also provides financial aid and creates employment. For instance, many poor countries that do not have many resources but beautiful places and rich cultures, depend on tourism economically. Meanwhile, this is indirectly beneficial for the environment also. As in order to preserve mesmerizing natural sites, governments try to minimise carbon footprint. Take Bhutan, for instance, which has a law that 60% of the land will be allocated for the forest,which makes this country carbon negative.

To conclude, I think trips to remote culturally rich areas bring several benefits and create an ambience of respecting each other’s customs and rituals.

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Janice Thompson

Janice Thompson

Posted on Oct 25, 2021

Overall band: 5.5

Grammar: :Learn collocations. The word “inevitable” is wrongly used.
Tense incorrect in some parts in para 2.

Meenakshi

Posted on Oct 17, 2021

Offbeat destinations are becoming quite popular these days. People are craving to unravel these so called untouched and remote places and hence the tourism industry off late is organising tours to such destinations.

Such a development has its pluses and minuses. In this essay, I shall dwell upon the positive aspects of the tourism industry which is seeking and reaching out to such remote countries and their communities and shall also discuss some of its demerits.

Firstly speaking of the benefits such far off places where not on the tourist map earlier. However recent shift in interests of people to venture to such remote locations and interact with the local communities has given the industry and also these communities the much need fillip. With more and more people visiting these nations, more source of income in the form of home stays have opened up. Employment of the local youth as guides has also given them adequate job opportunities. Overall, there has been considerable influx of money to these otherwise neglected countries.

However on the other hand if we see, such developments have also brought in a lot of vices. More tourists mean more pollution and thus posing greater danger to the fragile biodiversity. Another aspect is the conversion of farmlands to hotels to cater for the huge number of tourists visiting these countries. The local communities are also clearing forest lands to give way to development of infrastructure for the tourists.

Thus to conclude, I would say that the development of tourism industry in remote countries and reaching out to such remote communities is surely a welcome step but it must be done with a sense of responsibilty without hampering the environment or posing a threat to the development of the local people.

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