Nowadays, international tourism is the biggest industry in the world. Unfortunately, international tourism creates tension rather than understanding between people from different cultures. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

International tourism is one of the major industries in the world, in recent years. Some people tend to think that, tourism contributes to tension and unrest rather than developing the interactions between people. I agree with this view to some extent, Although I accept that tourism can cause different problems but the advantages outweigh the drawbacks. The international community is struggling with different problems which are caused by tourism. Firstly, the cultural differences, which may lead to translate an ordinary behavior to a rude and irritating manner. Secondly, language barriers which may cause a lot of miss-understood. There are a lot of people in different countries who cannot speak English. The elder generation of underdeveloped countries are an example of people who are not fammilier with a foreign language. The last and the most important problem are cultural and religious prejudices. For example, the night life and the entertainments may be restricted due to special religious believes. In spite of the drawbacks mentioned above, I believe that International tourism has enormous financial and social benefits for destination countries. Tourism can bring a lot of money to destination, many local businesses benefit from loads of tourists visiting the country during the year. Restaurants, hotels and hostels are examples of these local businesses. Besides, worldwide traveling has also many social advantages. for instance, the borders of different cultures will be limited due to more interactions between people from different backgrounds. And cultures can effect on each other or will be updated. In conclusion, Although I accept that tourism can cause different problems, I believe that it has a lot of social and financial benefits for countries.
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