Tourism in arid areas.

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Give examples of sustainable tourism?
Eco-tourism, getting local people involved (decisions, jobs, using local produce, using smaller scale operators), being respectful of local peoples traditions, creating national parks (Sonoran), using renewable energy recources.
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Where is the first area?
Draa Valley, Morocco.
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Give an introduction.
On of Morroco's longest rivers (catchment of 35,000km, starts in the Atlas mountains.
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What are the opportunities here?
43,000 hectares irrigated (water from canals), 225,000 people live in the Draa Valley, farming allows local people to prosper, 8% of locals work in tourism, attractions include dry sunny climate, Sahara desert, mud-brick houses.
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What are the environmental challenges here?
Mansour Eddahbi dam restricts inflows of water and causes poor water quality, increased use of mechanised pumps means decreased water table/ increased salinity.
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What are the demographic challenges here?
Population growth is around 2.5% every year, growth related to youthful age structure, not enough resources to meet the demands of growing population.
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What are the economic challenges here?
One of the poorest regions, 2 in 3 people live in poverty, rural poor and urban wealthy.
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What is the second area?
Arches national park, Utah.
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Give an introduction to this area.
Located in south-east Utah, largest collection of arches in the world, 213mm of rain a year.
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What are the opportunities here?
Made a national park in 1971, over 2000 sandstone arches, 833,000 visitors between may and September, outdoor activities (sightseeing, biking, climbing, camping), jobs for rangers, no permanent settlement/ economic activity.
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What are the environmental challenges?
Overcrowding at peak times, cars queuing at entrance, cars damage soil/ vegetation, damage to cryptobiotic crusts.
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What are the economic challenges?
No shuttle systems damages the number of people entering the park.
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General knowledge section
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What are the economic issues of tourism?
Jobs often low paid/ low skilled, revenue is often transferred over seas, regional disparity when tourism is focused in one area.
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What are the socio-cultural issues of tourism?
Risky in particularly unstable areas, western tourists can cause offence in Muslim cultures, large numbers of people can overwhelm small villages and religious sites, tourist facilities can displace local people, overcrowding detracts experience.
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What are the environmental issues of tourism?
Airports and hotel construction destroys natural landscape, discharge of untreated sewage into sea, high demand for hotel water, tourist facilities don't blend into the landscape.
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