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Explain strategies that can be used to minimise the negative environmental impacts of tourism whilst maximising the positive impacts.

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Tourism can be great in that it can educate the wider world about a particular area, such as the Arctic or the Amazon rainforest. Tourism can bring money into an area and give the people who live there an incentive to protect a natural treasure or a priceless artifact which they may otherwise be tempted to destroy in the name of progress.

One way to promote sustainable tourism is to limit the number of tourists or to limit the places they may go. It would be best to involve the local people in this endeavor as they know the area best and hopefully have the best intentions for the area. Smaller tour groups give a more intimate experience with the area and allow for more interaction with native guides. Smaller groups also leave a smaller environmental footprint on the area. As a benefit for the people who live there, making the region appear remote makes it all the more desirable and this could potentially bring in more money for the region.

Eco-tourism should be supported with sustainable...

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