Environmental Issues Concerning the Economic Development of Tourism in Iraq
Department of Geography, University of Bucharest, Romania
- *Corresponding Author:
- Al-Saadi N
Department of Geography
University of Bucharest, Romania
Received November 27, 2015; Accepted April 01, 2016; Published April 04, 2016
Citation: Al-Saadi N (2016) Environmental Issues Concerning the Economic Development of Tourism in Iraq. J Glob Econ 4: 182. doi:10.4172/2375-4389.1000182
Copyright: © 2016 Al-Saadi N. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Environmental pollution is one of the main factors that stand as an obstacle in the development of the tourism sector. In Iraq, within the last three decades, this issue has had significant impacts on the ecological, economic and social sectors, particularly on the tourism sector. Within the context of a structural adjustment, our first purpose is to look at how the relationship between the economic development, the environmental protection and tourism progresses , while reviewing key elements of the relationship between tourism and the environment, with particular reference to the environmental impacts of tourism in Iraq. Following a general overview of the importance of the environment for tourism, a brief review concerning the difficulties of monitoring environmental changes and managing tourism effects in destination areas is presented. Finally, several key questions and research subjects needing further consideration have been identified.