Sidmouth needs it - but how much does it need it?
Futures Forum: "Objections to tourism are often contradictory"
In fact, it can often be a bit too much - and some feel its a beast which needs to be 'tamed':
Futures Forum: Taming tourism
In particular, many feel that 'tourism' doesn't actually benefit the places tourists go to:
Futures Forum: "Struggling to adapt to the challenges posed by a booming tourist sector: money comes in from outside, pushing prices up, forcing the locals out, second homes proliferate and the traditional activities that define a place become little more than window-dressing."
The new series of Costing the Earth on Radio 4 looks at the impacts of tourism:
BBC Radio 4 - Costing the Earth, Tourist Tide