Mountains : Features

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  • Taming the tourists

    17 April 2001

    Mountains, once visited only by a few climbers and pilgrims, have not escaped the tourist crowds. Mountain tourism accounts for 15 to 20 per cent of the world's largest industry; annual turnover is US$70-90 billion and growing at over 4 per cent a year. Today tourism forms the basis of the economy of many mountain regions, with uncertain consequences, as Martin Price reports.