Examples of Unsustainable Tourism in Middle East

Arash Riasi, Shirin Pourmiri

Abstract


Tourism industry is growing at phenomenal rates and in most cases this growth is associated with irreversible damages to the environment and tourist attractions. It is crucial for the tourism industry to grow sustainably in order to reduce these adverse effects. This paper tries to introduce different examples of unsustainable expansion of tourism industry and the effects of these activities on environment and tourist attractions. The paper discusses disparate examples ranging from natural tourist attractions to historical tourist attractions.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/emsd.v5i1.8705

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