I agree that tourism brings damage to a country's culture and environment which affects the local people negatively.
Firstly, threatens and damages the country's biodiversity and environment. As mentioned in the article, in the Philippines, when coastal areas are converted into beach resorts, mangrove areas and corals that serve as fish sanctuaries are damaged. Also, carbon emissions and air pollution significantly increase as more air and land-based vehicles are needed to transport tourists from one destination to another. As a result, the biodiversity and environment is threatened due to the land conversion and pollution from transportation is aggravated. Singapore's environment is also affected by mass tourism. Urban lifestyle habits in Singapore such as excessive consumption and wastes are inevitable. In Singapore's hotel industry, an estimated 60,000 tonnes of solid waste is generated a year with less than 10 per cent of the waste is being recycled. With large quantities of waste produced and Singapore's poor waste management and inadequate recycling in the hotel industry, it results in environmental degradation. Therefore, this proves that tourism brings damage to the environment which affects the locals negatively.