Positive aspects of holidays (personal)

  • a chance to unwind
  • spend quality time with family / friends
  • get away from work / stressful environment / stress
  • have a change of routine / scenery
  • visit new places / experience new things / cultures
  • broaden your horizons
  • visit family or friends abroad

Positive aspects of holidays (commercial)

  • creates new jobs and good for tourism
  • ensures a good level of infrastructure
  • improves services for local residents
  • provides revenue to protect /maintain local heritage

Negative aspects of holidays (personal)

  • loss of earnings (if self-employed)
  • can be stressful (to be out of your comfort zone)
  • can be difficult to cope in a foreign country / unfamiliar place
  • can encounter travel problems (plane/train delays / traffic jams)
  • may not have access to good health facilities / doctors
  • can lose your luggage / passport
  • may not be able to speak the local language

Negative aspects of holidays (commercial)

  • can cause overcrowding
  • tourists may not respect local customs/traditions
  • can cause excess litter / noise
  • may cause damage to the local environment
  • some locations have become too built-up due to an increase in hotels/shops etc
  • may cause increase in prices of local goods and services