Case study for glaciation

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Visitors are attracted to glacial areas by the scenery and to participate in outdoor pursuits. As a result there is a demand for more visitor facilities such as hotels and leisure complexes, car parks, marinas and cable cars.

Many of the impacts of tourism are positive, but others present challenges which need to be overcome if tourism in the Lake District is to be sustainable.

Advantages of tourism

  • Tourism provides employment and income for local people.
  • People choose to stay in the area, which maintains other essential 

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