Geography: Tourism - Sustainable Development

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Geography: Tourism - Sustainable Development

Sustainable tourism is being achieved by;

  • encouraging tourists to act responsibly
  • sustainable management of tourist areas
  • increasing interest in ecotourism

What is responsible tourism?

  • ensuring tourists' knowledge of culture, politics and economy of area
  • respecting local customs
  • using local businesses
  • buying goods from small businesses
  • using companies that minimise pollution

Ecotourism is on the increase, which means that environments prone to tourism will be better looked after in the future.

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