"Cornwall needs to be thankful for what it has." - It apparently isn't though going by the comments section.
For example -
"Remember Cornwall Council's report commissioned from an erstwhile economics professor?
Tourism generates £B 1.6 Gross out of a total GDP of £B 9.8... ie 18%. And when you subtract its costs, roads, sewers, medical, litter, disruption to others industry (92%), then his conclusion is: "Tourism is an industry of NETT EXTRACTION!"
To be blunt, tourism costs Cornwall more money than it brings in!
Cornwall Council's own report!"
- "No we don’t we managed perfectly well before we had a stamped of poldark & doc Martin lovers oh and rosimond pilchar blinking fanatics or sorry emmetts invading us."
- "There is manageable tourism as in many parts of the UK and there is saturation tourism like Cornwall suffers. Now that the resident population is heading for 600,000, the numbers in this annual influx are simply not sustainable on top. You cannot fit a quart into a pint pot and this is the toe end of the sock that gets narrower the further west you go. The chaos and dislocation around the Duchy and disruption to everyday lives is simply not acceptable anymore."
- "Well I worked hard,risking my life fishing,farming and in tourism.10 years ago the anglo government dictated that locals lose their jobs so farmers and the like can create wage compression.Its no accident this area is as poor as albania anglos have been forcing Cornish people out for centuries."
-"The ones who profit from emmets are not the locals. The holiday homes are owned by up country money grabbers. The locals who slave in the tourist trade are paid a pittance. Tourism is not good for us . Dont care if they dont come back !"
- "There are several problems with tourism. Much of the money taken is remitted back to head offices outside Cornwall. Too many people arrive at the same time, placing a strain on services and infrastructure. Tourism pushes property prices up well out of the range of most people, and increases homelessness. It makes other kinds of economic activity difficult, and boosts unemployment."
- "Lets make this clear,paying national taxes,paying minimum wages,causing gridlock costing local tradesmen and pretty much tying the house prices to central london doesnt help the people of Cornwall.It is pointless to hope that someone "in control" in Cornwall would be able to change this as they all own at least one home here themselves."
-"First time I have been back to Cornwall in 30 years. I have such wonderful memories but sadly things have changed so much. Cornwall is full up. I really feel for people born and bred there. I know tourism brings much needed employment and income but it’s a fine balance which to me looks like it’s just gone too far. As beautiful as it is, I shall never come back. Everywhere is so busy and crowded. I fully agree about the new builds. I found some of them look absolutely shocking, very ghettoish. You have my full sympathy. It is so sad."