Tourism is now a major industry in Thailand due to its rich culture and exotic climate. However, mass tourism puts extraordinary pressure on local resources and creates problems of overcrowding and pollution. How can Thailand manage tourism in order to limit the effect on the environment?
- Mass tourism is having a profound effect on the environmental future of Thailand.
- The negative impacts of Thailand's tourism industry include pollution, land degradation, strain on water supply and disruption of land and marine ecosystems.
- The positive impacts of Thailand's tourism industry include conservation, environmental awareness, financial contribution and ecosystem management.
- Thailand's burgeoning eco-tourism industry is helping the country to withstand long-term effects of mass tourism.
Thailand is fast becoming one of the world's top holiday destinations.
Pristine white beaches, breathtaking views, warm climate and rich culture have captivated tourists from all demographics.
Most travel from more economically developed countries, including Japan, the UK, Australia and the USA.
But tourism is having a profound impact on the environmental future ...
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