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Street hawkers

Tourism does not benefit everyone to the same degree. If a street hawker approaches you at the beach, bear in mind that he or she also tries to earn a living from tourism.

  • The informal economy is a labour-intensive sector, requires few qualifications, is easy to enter and uses local resources.

  • Locals who don't have formal jobs in tourism might try to make a living by selling self-made jewellery or food.

  • Be respectful towards street hawkers at the beach. They try to earn a living for themselves and their families. Don't react in an annoyed manner if their approach initially seems obtrusive.
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