Tourism is becoming an increasingly important industry in China. Our government has taken effective measures to improve this new industry over the past few years. For example, it hasexplored many appealing scenic and historic spots. Tourists from all over the world come inflock to China every year.
But people differ as to the advantages and disadvantages of the tourist industry. Those who arein favour of tourism argue that our country can benefit a lot from it. For one thing, it is a largesource of foreign exchange and an important part of national planning as well. For another, we may well say that tourism can help to promote the understanding and friendship amongthe peoples of different countries.
The main reason why some people oppose tourism is that the masses cannot benefit from itbecause the pressure of too many tourists means the higher prices of goods.
In spite of this, I think its gains outweigh its losses. It also means more employment and moreincome for the country. For this reason the tourist industry should be developed vigorously soas to meet the needs of our socialist economy.
explore v. 开发
come in flock 成群结队而来
foreign exchange 外汇
gains outweigh los ses 利大于弊
vigorously ad. 有力地
so as to + v. 为了……