Tourism is a key element in creating an impetus for financial growth across the globe. The sector was providing jobs to around 260 million people and contributing to over 10% in global GDP, based on 2010 numbers. These numbers will grow in future.
However, these financial benefits do not occur without costs that have the potential to destroy popular destinations and disrupt tourism. Costs—or adverse effects—of travel involve:
- Massive carbon footprints produced by air travel
- Changes in the clean