SIX BENEFITS OF TOURISM
by Adebayo Anifat, on October 4th, 2021
There are many notion about what tourism is all about, different people have different meaning to what tourism actually is.
Tourism is widely assumed to be mere exploration of nature or artificial beauty of life.
But there is more attached to tourism aside from exploration which will be mentioned in this article.
1. 1. PRESERVES LINEAGE AND CULTURE
Tourism sites are indeed replica of tradition, culture or a show of distinct acquired or naturally endowed skills which are been prevented from going into extinction.
There are a number of tourist attraction sites across the world which shows and also tells the gift of nature and excellent skills of human.
Example of such sites are; Olumo rock, Wall of China, Walt Disney world to mention but a few.
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2. 2. REVENUE GENERATION
Tourist centers serve as a means of revenue to not only the government but also the immediate environment.
Business transactions are been conducted between tourists and locals as a way to make money and also introduce there tradition to the outside world.
They trade traditional foods, attires, jewelries and language in a bid to show the uniqueness of their lineage.
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3. 3. PEACEFUL COHABITATION
Tourism can be managed to encourage peaceful coexistence among people.
When there is no relationship friction among tourists and locals,it give rise to mutual agreement which decrease the rate of intertribal war.
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4. 4. IMPROVED INFRASTRUCTURE
To whom much is given,much is expected. One of the qualities of a good tourism site is the provision of necessary social amenities. Hence, government invest in tourist attraction sites by making provision of good road network, electricity,water supply and so on which is beneficial to both tourist and locals.
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5. 5. RELAXATION
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Our brain and mind does not function well under pressure, therefore we need to relax them once in a while.
Tourism has proved over the years to be important in mind relaxation and enjoyment. Even Sociologists confirmed that a change of environment has an effect on mental health.
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6. 6. STRENGTHEN FAMILY BOND
When families go on vacation,they have more time to interact with one another. It also enable parents spend quality time with there children and loved ones without pressure from work.
Tourism is essential in the growth of a nation as it encourages peaceful coexistence and also teaches tolerance if managed well.
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