Economic, Social, And Social Effects Of Tourism In Namibia

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Essay Title : A discussion on the economic, social, and political effects of tourism in a Namibian society.
Essay Question: Discuss the social, economic, and political effects of tourism in a Namibian society.

Introduction

Tourism is one of the major industries which play a significant role in shaping the economic, social and political situation in Namibia. Tourism creates employment in different forms, it generates the much needed foreign currency for the country, it attracts foreign investment into Namibia, it promotes cultural interactions amongst people of different social backgrounds and people get to learn foreign languages, it provides training and skill development for the Namibian population and most importantly, it promotes environmental awareness. Tourism also has other negative effects in Namibia such as the practice of prostitution, commercialization of culture, cultural degradation, the spread of foreign diseases, creating conflicts within Namibian rural communities and creating competitive conditions for tourism entrepreneurs. These above mentioned factors make it very clear that tourism is a very influencial sector in the Namibian society. In this essay , I will seek to discuss the positive and negative effects of Tourism in Namibia.
According to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism(September 2006), travel and tourism has played a crucial role in stabilizing Namibia’s economy and employment. The thorough study which was prepared by the Namibia Tourism

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