Write a 6 pages paper on environmental impacts and the relation with sustainable tourism planning. On the other hand, negative changes in the environment including global warming can have adverse effects n sustainable tourism. This research paper discusses environmental impacts and the relation to sustainable tourism planning and development.
The environment has a significant impact on tourism that is known to be one of the fastest-growing sectors in the modern world. Tourism is a people-based sector that has revitalized economies through job creation and generation of income. Changes in the environment have a negative impact on sustainable tourism development and planning. Sustainable tourism has become increasingly important in modern times (GhulamRabbany et al., 2013). Tourism activities including ecotourism, adventure travel, business travel and holidays need to sustainable. Sustainable tourism refers to the kind of tourism that respects tourists, the local people their cultural heritage and environmental issues. It seeks to provide tourists with an educational and exciting experience that benefits the tourist destination.
The research has been done basing on secondary information and a literature survey. Various journal articles, task force reports, seminar discussions, papers and books on the environmental impacts on sustainable tourism have been used for the purpose of the study. Environmental experts were interviewed to add to the information in the study.
The 21st century has marked a momentous period for the tourism industry as it has led to improvements in the sector in terms of income generation. There have been numerous impacts of the environment on sustainable tourism and this can be explained using the external theory (Wang, 2009). This is a theory in economics that can be used to explain environmental impacts and the relation with sustainable tourism planning and development. According to the theory, there are negative and positive impacts of the environment on sustainable tourism discussed in the section.