chapter  7
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Consequences of visitation at the contemporary destination

Being aware of the consequences of visitation is not just important in terms of environmental and social responsibilities but also in terms of good business practice. As has been stressed throughout this book the multiple layers of the tourism product, especially with respect to the destination product, means that consideration needs to be given to the people and environments that are packaged as part of that product as otherwise the various qualities of a place that make it attractive to visit will be eroded. Therefore, an appreciation of the effects of tourism is vital to understanding the contemporary business environment of tourism as well as tourism’s relationship to destinations.