Goegraphy: Tourism - Conflicts

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Lake District National Park

  • resident population of 42,000
  • receives 12 million visitors each year
  • conflicts occur between visitors and residents because they both want to use different activities
  • roads become congested
  • more pollution
  • yourist shops changes local character for the worse
  • visitors buy second homes and push locals out
  • tourists walk on crops
  • tourists leave gates open and farm animals escape
  • some want to fish, others want to jet-ski --> obvious conflict
  • walking and cycling actually causes increased footpath erosion, and that upsets locals and even some tourists
  • fights in cramped places; civil unrest
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