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Responsible Tourism is all about helping to share some of the benefits of tourism with local people without causing negative effects on either the environment or their culture. Local people can benefit from tourism by means of receiving an increased income which, if managed correctly,
can be used to improve standards of education, improved diet and access to medical treatment. However all too often tourism makes the richest members of the community even richer i.e. hotel owners, property owners, travel agencies and shops owners, while the poorest inhabitants remain downtrodden and exploited and struggle to get their foot on the ladder to improving their situation.
Responsible travellers can help people in many of the poorest mountain communities of Peru by following some of the guidelines for low-impact, culturally sensitive and environmentally friendly travel.