Geography

Attractions for tourists

Tourism is an important contributor to many countries' economies but it can have negative impacts if it's not properly managed. Watch the video to find out more.

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Key points

  • Tourism is an important contributor to many economies.
  • Human resources are man-made attractions like museums and art. Others are local food, drink and traditions.
  • Physical resources are natural features that attract tourists like beaches, rainforests and climate.
  • Tourism can bring money and jobs to an area and also educate tourists about local culture.
  • Ecotourism is a type of sustainable development, which tries to minimise the negative impacts of tourism.

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