The Last Tourist

The film The Last Tourist is about problems with the tourism industry. Watch the trailer to find out more about it.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. You can also read the transcript.

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Transcript

We, as tourists, have kind of lost the plot, I think.

Mass tourism has led to destruction.

The world has become an oyster for the masses.

We have a fundamental problem with tourism. 

The most acclaimed destinations have the highest levels of poverty. 

Only 14 per cent of every dollar that's spent in the country stays in the country. 

Cruise ship comes in like always and nothing for the locals. 

We're such unconscious consumers.

About two billion dollars a year are spent through volunteerism.

Guys, I found the kindergarten. She's gonna let me come see the babies. 

There's been a 75 per cent increase in orphanages. They were there because I wanted to be there.

If tourists didn't pay money to see these 'entertainments', then the entertainments would change. 

More than 500,000 animals are suffering around the world for different types of tourist attractions. 

People need to know that they're harming the very animals they care about. 

It's completely shocking. 

The idea we've had of a tourist has to end. 

Tourism has an opportunity to change now. 

We have to change our mindset about travel. 

Whether I'm going to be part of the solution or not.

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Submitted by Kacye_S on Wed, 08/05/2024 - 23:47

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Absolutely. The way we travel has significant impacts on the environment, public health, and social equity. As our population grows and urbanization increases, rethinking how we move from place to place becomes crucial.

Submitted by hsatmyatsoenaing on Wed, 27/09/2023 - 16:10

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