The Impact Of Tourism On Local Livelihood

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2.1. Effect of Tourism on Local Livelihood According to an article made by Simpson (2007), a structured integrated assessment approach to assess the effect of initiatives that purport to deliver net livelihood benefits to communities living adjacent to or within the tourism destination. However, it has been difficult to assess the success of initiatives that aim to benefit local communities and the environment while also being financially viable (Ashley, 2002; United Nations World Tourism Organization, 2004). One of the most problematic areas has been to quantify the impacts of tourism on communities and local livelihoods. Enhancing livelihoods and maximizing benefits to communities involve the expansion and use of local labor, local goods, and services and also developing appropriate and sustainable infrastructure, supportive policies, and environmental strategies (Scoones, 1998; Department for International Development, 1999; Long, 2004; Simpson, 2008). Positive livelihood impacts include the creation of employment and economic opportunities and benefits for individuals, households, and the collective community. An SLF provides a structure for collecting, analyzing, and integrating detailed house and community-level data to assess economic, cultural, and environmental components of the impacts of interventions on rural livelihoods. Livelihoods analysis can also be carried out without the use of a formal SLF by using the underlying principles of an SL approach to impact
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