Infrastructure and services (communications, electricity, water supply).
Government tax revenue (tourist taxes)
Transport (ship tours, taxis,airport, local travel agents)
Accommodation (hotels, porters, apartments, villas, gardeners)
Food and drink (food processing, restaurants, cafes, bottling plants,local agriculture)
Shopping (local handicrafts,cottage industries, factories)
The galapagos islands are a small chain of islands found 1000km fromthe west coast of south america. They are ecudorian, and are home to a great array of animals and plants.The galapagos islands are most famous because many of the plants and animals found there are not found anywhere else in the world. This is because the islands are isolated or cut off from the rest of the worlds land mass by the specific ocean, allowing the plants and animals to evolve in their own way for hundrends and thousands of years. Approximately 90% of the islands are designated as national parks and there are only 20,000 permanent human residents (although this has vision from 9,000 only 20 years ago). In many cases of tourism some of the profits go back into protecting the environment and the tourism, with few visitor number densities and environmental approaches to accomodation and food.
The goverment of ecuador had been helpful in protecting the galapagos islands. A 'special law for glapagos' has been created to protect the environment. However, local people make a valuable living from tourism and there are few other employment opportunities available. Tourists generate a lot of bussiness in the local economy as guides, restraints, hotels, boat owners and cleaners all benefit. Visitors recieve info. on how to conserve the islands. Tourists visit under strict rules. They can only visit on small ships of 10-16 tourists,most of which are owned by local people. The tourists can only visit a limited number of places on the islands, thus protecting the rest of the islands. They also have to pay a £25 fee to promote conservation on the island.
Graet scenery, mountains and ice.different climate, wilderness/ wildlife, animals i.e. penguins, adventure as it can be dangerous, water sports like kayaking, being able to say you've been there, range of activities (ship cruise, small boat landing/ cruising, kayaking, extended walk, station visit, scuba diving, science support, camping.