IELTS essay band 7 sample 2

Foreign visitors should pay more than local visitors for cultural and historical attractions. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Nowadays tourism is playing a vital part for the development of many countries’ economy. However, it has detrimental effects, causing serious damages to those attractive places. Some people argue that there should be additional taxes, in order to cover up those loses. Although, it is pivotal to apply some extra charges to protect such places, there should be some release on those taxes, as will now be discussed.

There is no debate about the fact that there should be a way to find sufficient financial support to protect the damaged property. The maintenance charges are becoming very expensive and some people try to do harmful activities to those attractive places to increase those damages. In addition to that, protection of the actual value of tourism places is important for future generations. If there is not much repairing done on damages as a result of financial difficulties, then there are no such places for young generation to visit in the future.

On the other hand, it seems that there should be some flexibility on those higher charges from tourists. Economically, foreign income of any region is making considerable contribution to its development. If the foreigners feel that they are being charged heavily, they might not try to visit those places and it may lead to a reduction of foreign income, which means there are some negative effects on employees as well. The second relevant idea is the popularity of the place. As a result of affordable fees, a lot of people have a chance to explore the tourism places. Therefore, there is an opportunity to become famous in those places around the world.

In conclusion, extra taxes are needed to be applied in order to run those places properly, meeting expenses to maintain, while setting reasonable fees on tourists to receive higher income to develop the economy.