World Tourism Case Studies

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High up in the Himalayas, a poor Chinese community has called itself "Shangri-La" and is looking to tourism to boost its economy. Visitor numbers are growing - but both the…
Alaska's sleepy fishing villages all but died when its gold rush ended 100 years ago. Now they're being overwhelmed by hordes of cruise ship tourists. It's a boost to the…
Every year 300,000 people come to Nepal to trek in the famous mountaineering country of the Everest National Park. But with them come deforestation, soil erosion and piles of rubbish.…
Dubai once depended on income from its oil. Now tourism in this desert kingdom is booming. But what about the cultural and environmental price? Developers have built a ski-resort in…
Gorillas are under threat - and many of their problems are caused by humans. But in the heart of Central Africa, ironically, tourism is helping to keep them alive. Eco-tourists…

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