Tourism has become a commercial business, which has obvious benefits to the said economy, the environment and society. Often, the positive economic impacts persuade governments, companies and individuals to get involved with the development of tourism. Tourism creates jobs, both
Construction of tourist facilities may increase the amount of jobs available to local people however it does also mean that more land is lost for natural habitats and although it is a necessary harm which is needed to increase economic activity there are few regulations on how much land can be used for new buildings and the removal of vegetation can increase soil erosion (Safariholidays 2011). Africa has a very delicate eco system which is highly vulnerable to drought and famine so although the benefits of tourism mean increasing sustainability in the long run it must be ensured that the locals receive some of
On the vast continent of Africa, there are fifty-three countries; of these only six are not located below the Sahara Desert. This leaves the Sub-Saharan region of Africa to encompass a total of forty-seven countries. Many of these countries south of the Sahara have been in state failure, either partial or complete collapse of state authority. This has led to an inability to
Over the last 60 years, tourism has benefited from continuous growth and diversification, becoming one of the largest as well as the fastest growing world’s economic sectors. Tourism becomes one of the major categories of global trade in services. Nowadays, 7% of global goods and services exports are contributed by international tourism, and for the last four years, it has grown faster than the general global trade.[ Exports from international tourism rise 4% in 2015, (2016, May 6). Retrieved from http://media.unwto.org/press-release/2016-05-03/exports-international-tourism-rise-4-2015]
Ever since the ability to travel over vast amounts of distances around the world became easier with the use of innovative marvels such as the aeroplane, tourism started to grow in certain countries that had enough places of interest. Africa offered much that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world; from the ancient pyramids of Giza to the spectacular wildlife migration in the Serengeti. Tourist from around the world would pay a lot of money to see and be a part of this almost untouched beauty. Thus tourism in Africa started to grow and became one of the most important sources of income for many countries. But the dilemma that we know face is whether tourism offers more benefits to the society to overcome
Kenya is a country in the eastern part of Africa, it is very close to the equator. The country is boarded with neighboring countries such as South Sudan in the north-west, Somalia in the north-east, Uganda in the west and Tanzania in the south. The eastern part of Kenya is surrounded
Tourism plays a vital role in economic development in most countries around the world. The industry has not only direct economic impact, but also significant indirect and influential impacts. There is agreement among experts that the travel and tourism sector is the fastest growing of global economy. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourism receipts surpass US$ 1 trillion in 2011, growing about 3.8%up from 2010 (WTO, 2012).
The devastating earthquake has not only destroyed the tourism infrastructure, but also shadowed a future of the sector, changed people’s perceptions and demonstrated the destination image as an insecure and anxious. Although having moderate level of infrastructure in the country, Haiti’s tourism is a vital and increasing factor to the economic growth. Travel and tourism industries contributed to 7.4% of GDP and 5.8% of total employment of the country (ibid “USAID”). Improvement of the sector is very crucial for the country and Caribbean regions as tourism sector employs more than 65 thousand of employment in the country as of 2010 (World Travel and Tourism Council, 2010a).
The tourism has grown with significant rates in the last ten years and it has become the greater source of currency
Tourism is often synonymous to traveling for pleasure and education. It is also a business of attracting tourists and providing for their accommodation and entertainment. In many countries, tourism is an industry for earning Inland Revenue and foreign exchange. The many businesses that grow concomitantly with development of tourism include airlines, shipping, hotels and restaurants, finance companies, tour operators, travel agents, car rental firms, caterers and retail establishments and together,
In economic aspect, tourism can boost the economy of the developing countries by receiving tourist spending, the money received can further drive the income of different industries and sectors inside the economy, which can be explained by the Tourism Multiplier Effect (Leuterio, 2007). In fact, not only can tourism create employment in the tertiary sector, but also stimulate growth of the primary and secondary industries. To be precise, tourism in an area encourage the employment related to business supply services and building of hotels. Then, the employees of the tourism industry spend their income on other services in the local area, with increase in tax revenue at the same time. Therefore, improving the earnings of other
The Travel and Tourism industry is still one of the largest single businesses in world commerce and its importance is widely recognized. The tourism industry is now one of the largest sectors earning foreign exchange. In the face of many benefits, many countries have started assigning due weight age to the tourism industry in their national development agenda. Tourism is an industry that operates on a massively broad scale: it embraces activities ranging from the smallest sea-side hotel; to air-lines, multi-national hotel chains and major international tour operators. Originally, non-traditional industries such as tourism emerged as a solution to strike a balance between ecology and industry
The development of the Okavang Delta tourism site is one of the examples of development that took place. The development of the Okavango did not only benefit the needs of tourists. Developing a tourism site required other type of development to happen before tourism game may take place. The government developed the countries gravel roads transforming them to tie roads. Walk ways along and to tourism sites were developed. The development of hotels was one of the things that other people saw an opportunity of boosting their income with. Mbaiwa (2003) argue that for developing countries or regions tourism is seen as the fast train towards better development. Along these lines it may also be argued that during such development, a vast
South Africa, Pretoria, 29 September 2014: “Africa remains the ‘go to’ place in the world, in as far as hotel investment and growth is concerned - and it will be for some time to come” says one of South Africa’s leading economists and Chief Economist for Investment Solutions, Chris Hart.
This study investigated the relevance of tourism on the economic growth of Cross River State, Nigeria. Special focus was on the difference in visitations over the years under investigation to the various tourists attractions within the state. Information for the study was basically