Groups that benefit
• Businesses and workers linked directly or indirectly to tourism.
• Cultural groups that receive government support and funding.
• Tour operators.
• Local Council and government who benefit from taxes paid.
• Conservationists. Some buildings are preserved as tourist attractions.
• Local residents who benefit from the wider range of services supported by
• Beach replenishment company.
Groups that do not benefit
• The majority of people not employed in the tourism industry many of whom
see it as a curse rather than a blessing.
• Environmentalists. Tourist developments destroy not only the beauty of
the site but enable far greater numbers of visitors, which would increase the
physical impact on the environment. Tourist trampling erodes footpaths and
• Conservationists. Poorly planned tourist developments can destroy
buildings of historic/cultural value.
• Workers unemployed in the winter season.
• Businesses located next to beaches that have lost their sand have lost