chapter  5
The socio-cultural impacts of tourism
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This chapter is concerned with the study of the impacts of tourism on people in groups, and this includes both residents of tourism areas (such people are usually referred to as hosts) and tourists themselves. It also concerned with impacts on the culture of the host population (and with any effects on the culture of the visitors themselves). The ways in which culture can be used and even packaged to promote tourism, and hence the subsequent effects this has on culture, are also topics investigated.