Sociology of Tourism - Pro Poor Tourism

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Introduction We have to understand the several concepts by means of definition and its integration. • Tourism Hunziker and Krapf, in 1941, defined tourism as "the sum of the phenomena and relationships arising from the travel and stay of non-residents, insofar as they do not lead to permanent residence and are not connected with any earning activity." In 1976, the Tourism Society of England's definition was: "Tourism is the temporary, short-term movement of people to destination outside the places where they normally live and work and their activities during the stay at each destination. It includes movements for all purposes." In 1981, the International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism defined tourism in terms of particular…show more content…
Little is needed from a PPT community to have a website promoting their efforts and destination. Aside from technology in operations, the main focus should initially be marketing. 1.2) Discuss strategies that can be adopted by a country to alleviate poverty using tourism Any one strategy requires complete information and path to the planned outcome, its key result areas and feature check points and remedial action should it derail before completion. Strategy can be defined as: “an action plan for running a business and conduction operations” Hough (2008:4). Reducing poverty is a business on its own. According to Jamieson (2004:13) various strategies can be used to alleviate poverty through tourism such as • PPT development zones • Increased assistance for SMME’s • Reinvestment in current projects • Demonstration / training projects • Reducing foreign exchange leakage • Livelihood improvement approach With the poverty come various challenges, such as no access to information, no (or limited) financial assistance, no basic needs fulfilment and the lack of willingness as a result. Any one country can target poverty through communicating successful pilot projects. Benefit of such programmes has to be highlighted in order to get a larger buy in. Usually rural areas are coupled with poverty and high unemployment. These areas can be the target of pilot programmes and constant monitoring after implementation is essential. Corporate social responsibility

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