There is one interesting thing related to the travel and tourism world in many places where the governments and businessmen are telling us about what they are doing to build the better development for tourism while keep on the quality of environment at its best. The question remains, do you really believe about what they are trying to keep on telling you the same thing almost everyday about the sustainable tourism?
For short, we have been known that the sustainable development should be fulfilled the recent needs for this generation while we don’t contributing to make the threats that can be bad for the next generations in fulfilling their needs. Now, are we building that thing so far?
The problems of building the sustainable tourism today
One of the never ending topic we keep on discussing about is how it is possible where we can’t really sacrificing the quality of environment?
Seriously, I am questioning you about this for once. It is because at the tourist destinations, especially the popular ones, the numbers of accommodation is keep on increasing, so do the restaurants, cafes and bars, shopping centres, and many more. Governments are fulfilling our needs by keep on giving the construction permits for the businessmen in term of developing the tourism sector at certain locations.
Later then, many open spaces and soil are covered by the buildings so the groundwater is decreasingly high. So does the volume of various wastes that keep on increasing since the more people are visiting, then it is not the new thing anymore that there will be more produced wastes.
And the ugly truth about them is that sometimes the governments themselves aren’t really ready how to deal with all of those new problems caused by have made decision to build the tourism sector before.
The more crowded of the destination, mostly will becomes the positive trend for the development of the tourism at the area. Money is really taking over the whole quality of environment. And to be honest, the purpose of sustainable tourism itself is far and as if hard to achieve since we are truly building the threats for the next generations.
If you are seeing many popular destinations in the world, mostly their natural environments have been changed so far. Some of them may are changing naturally but I am sure that most of them have been engineered.
The first question that has becomes the title of this post is still important to be asked for. Are we really developing the sustainable tourism that will brings more advantages for the next generations?
It is funny when the financial benefits can be easily get through the tourism businesses but we have no idea how to make a better environment for our future. It is not really the business we should be invested in because what we are actually doing is damaging the environment. Meaning that we are damaging the life itself.
Don’t asking me how to deal with all of those issues, I am not getting paid for that and there are actually the other people that are responsible for that.
So far, I think that the sustainable tourism is not more than the utopian dream or way to shut our mouth up so there won’t be any critiques to be delivered.