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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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