The Effect of Tourism on the Environment
Tourism will always have environmental impacts. The question is can they be minimised so that the environment can cope?
One critical factor is the number of tourists that the environment can support. Advertisement plays a major role in determining tourist numbers.
The diagram below shows that advertising increases the attractiveness of a resort to tourists, and as their numbers increase,
so the environmental quality goes down.
The more intensive the advertising, the more tourists will come, and the more rapidly the environment will deteriorate.
Your turn to experiment!
Try increasing and decreasing the advertising rate, and see what happens to the number of tourists and the environmental quality.