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Ayia Napa, Cyprus - MEDC

Location

  • south coast
  • Greek territory
  • near dividing line with Turkish section of Cyprus

 About Ayia Napa

  • tourist numbers risen
    • 47,000 in 1075
    • 2.25m in 2000
  • 1988 tourist income - £880m
  • Cyprus Tourist Office encourages growth
  • Ayia Napa is a purpose-built resort for young people
  • Climate - 30C in August & 10mm rain, 17C in January & 75mm rain
  • nearby marine park - swim with dolphins
  • local historical and archaelogical features
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Impacts of Tourism in Ayia Napa

Positive Impacts

  • Touism in Cyprus provides 20% of income
  • employs 40,000 people
  • in winter, occupancy is down 30% so CTO tries to promote island for all seasons

Negative Impacts

  • local people moved away - noise and bad behaviour
  • massive building programmes changed nature of area
  • strain on services - sewage and electricity
  • developments threaten beach turtle habitats - moved away
  • CTO trying to market island for sustainable tourism
    • golfing
    • conference and business destinations
    • upmarket resorts
    • builing marinas
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Zanzibar, East Africa - LEDC

Location

  • group of islands
  • 37km off Tanzanian coast of East Africa
  • Indian Ocean

About 

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Laura Osman

thank you! :)

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