Positive Effects Of Tourism

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In India a new tourism venture is emerging, some call it 'Slum Tourism' while a section put it as a 'Poor-ism' for enthusiastic tourists. Whatever, the term may be used, tourists are showing keen interest in roaming through the fetid alleys of the fly infested slum areas to learn about the real India. The Reality Tours and travels made their way easy by providing the packages to know and explore the un-trodden path of struggling life style in Mumbai's Dharavi slum settlement.
Don't miss a chance to visit the slum and know what it makes to be happy, definitely - not money!
When you will go through the lanes of Dharavi, Asia's largest slum settlement in Mumbai you will be surprised to know that it was actually a marshy land
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In general it can be stated that there are three main ways through which the poor can benefit from tourism. The first and most considered effect is the direct effect that tourism has on the poor. After that the secondary/indirect, induced and dynamic effects are considered. Direct effects are those that stem from direct earnings from the tourism industry. An example would be the earnings that a person makes from labour related to the tourism sector. These could be people who work in a hotel, restaurant, tour company, taxi company and more.
However, the extent to which direct effects improve the situation of the poor, greatly dependson the country, labour market, tourism seasonality and more.
Secondary effects are those that stem from non-tourism related activities. An example of such would be the labour opportunities created for farmers, construction workers, wholesalers, external laundry services for hotels and more. Not only do these secondary effects refer to labour opportunities, it also refers to labourers working in tourism who are spending their earnings in
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Tourism facilities operated by the concept of CBT, are in many cases supported by donors outside the community or NGOs. By providing support to this concept, these donors and NGOs aim to increase the benefits that reach the poor by stimulating an alternative form of tourism.
Reality Tours and Travel (RTT) is by far the largest operator of slum tours in
Dharavi. Thesuccess of their product has been used as a benchmark for several companies. Result of this is that multiple companies are using the same route as the one RTT uses. Slum tourism is still growing, currently setting the prospected visitor number of RTT alone at 17.000 in 2013.With this knowledge at hand, it seemed plausible to assume that the tours may influence the workflow or daily routine of the community members. This assumption can be considered as a fact up to a certain extent. Although almost all respondents are confronted with tourists on a daily basis, the general perception of slum tours are positive, neutral or indifferent. Many respondents are more familiar with the idea of visitors coming into their community nowadays. This perception used to be different, as in the beginning the tours mainly caused the

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