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Ayia Napa

Positive Impacts:

Social                                                                                                                                                 Bus service to the capital of Larnica would'nt be available if it were a small town.                     Better nightlife for local youths e.g. Mambo Bar

Economical                                                                                                                                          20% of GDP from tourism and is almost doubled when multiplier effect is applied                         More jobs available in restraunts, bars, hotels etc.

Environmental                                                                                                                                    Lara Beach is protected for turtles to lay eggs.                                                                                  All new hotels have fresh water supply and sewage system

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Ayia Napa


Social                                                                                                                                             Natives driven away due to tourists poor behaviour.                                                                      Fish driven away by tourists so fishermen have to give tours around Greco Peninsula

Economical                                                                                                                                          Less youths working in agriculture because better paying jobs in hotels and bars.              Hotel/bar/club jobs are seasonal and they don't always get work in winter.

Environmental                                                                                                                               Turtles don't come to this part because of tourists.                                                                      Large building development on beach

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Machu Picchu

Positive Impacts:

Social                                                                                                                                               Only 500 people allowed on Inca trail at a time.                                                                                  Since 2000, porters only allowed to carry 25kg.                                                                           Better quality of life for locals.

Economical                                                                                                                                           At Pisac market, a new tourist specified handicraft market has been set up.                                  $40 million to Peruvian governmebt a year from Macchu Piccu.                                                    Porters paid $10 a day for a four day trip and reputable travel companies ask people to pay $12 each

Environmental                                                                                                                                Since 2000, no plastic bottles allowed on trail.                                                                                $50 each to go on Inca Trail which goes towards upkeep of trail.

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Machu Picchu

Negative Impacts:

Social                                                                                                                                                  Local villagers are who are employed as porters are not treated well as they are not paid enough and made to carry too much.                                                                                                             The locals also want to dress like western visitors and not in their native clothes

Economic                                                                                                                                         Hotels at the entrance and the train is owned by Orient-Express Hotels group which are based in Bermuda, so a lot of profit leaves the country.                                                                                The most highly paid jobs are done by foreigners.

Environmental                                                                                                                                  Grarbage is thrown into the rivers or left close to the trail.                                                        Erosion is begginging to occur on the Inca Trail due to the pressure of 500 tourists a day.                                                                                                                                                        Park wardens dump the rubbish into an open pit.                                                                       Visual pollution is created by tourists in bright coats.

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