Assessment 2: Essay
Due: Week 13, 5 PM on Friday, 3 February
Length: 1,500 words
Critically discuss the following statement: “The positive economic, sociocultural and/or environmental benefits that tourism can achieve for the host community far outweigh any negative impacts brought about by tourism.”
In your discussion you need to use a minimum of two current impact issues (economic, environmental, and/or sociocultural) and discuss both the positive and negative impacts of the issues you choose. Use specific, concrete
examples from at least two countries of the Pacific Asia region to demonstrate your argument(s). You may compare and contrast how these impact issues play out in different geographic contexts. These could be, for example, economic benefits versus costs, environmental benefits versus costs, and sociocultural benefits versus costs. Try to explain why there are different outcomes in your different country case studies and how these may be best managed. Finally, conclude whether or not “The positive economic, sociocultural and/or environmental benefits that tourism can achieve for the host community far outweigh any negative impacts brought about by tourism.” As in Assignment 1, you are encouraged to use visual devices such as figures and tables.
Your essay will be graded according to the following criteria:
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