WRITING TASK 2: You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
In many countries, the cost of air flight tickets is dropping down.
Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from on your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Decline in prices of both domestic and international plane tickets caused by the inevitable influence of globalization and the efforts of governments to promote tourism is beneficial for all of us. This essay discusses why cheaper air flight tickets are favourable for individuals, our respective countries, and the world as a whole.
Firstly, air travel can now be accessible to people of all social status. Travelling used to be a luxury granted only to the rich. The benefits one can get from travel, such as wider cultural capital, can only be garnered by those have grater purchasing power. But now, almost everyone can enjoy different domestic and international areas of interest because of cheaper costs of travel, particularly via airplanes.
Second, cheaper air travel costs encourage tourists to visit the other countries. This promotes one country’s international image. For instance, in the Philippines, despite several news of terrorism that scares off potential visitors, tourists still flock to our world-famous tourist spot because of cheap air travel costs. So now, instead of hearing negative news about security with regard to the Philippines, news about the beautiful places to see and visit here abound.
Lastly, profits from increased level of tourism caused by lower air travel prices help to improve a country’s overall economic standing. Besides boosting the country’s international image and morale, economic benefits caused by increased international air travel help increasing a country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The influx of tourists also causes employment for people in a country. Various industries expand to accommodate the various demands of different cultures and nationalities.
To sum up, the decline in air travel ticket prices is very beneficial for an individual, a country, and the world in general. Governments must continue to promote cheaper travel rates and the citizen must support and take advantage of the opportunities that such phenomenon has to offer.