Indeed, realizing the role of resources use efficiency in sustainable tourism and taking corresponding actions can be essential in increasing profit earning and government revenue within the local community. And more importantly, for the prosperity of all destinations worldwide in the long run. This essay will be divided into three parts. First, the author will briefly introduce sustainable tourism, as well as effective utilization of resources, both daily supplies during traveling and tourism resources in the local community. Second, followed by an analysis of the relationship between resources use efficiency and sustainable tourism, so as to shed some light for decision formulation within the local government.
Economic benefits - Tourism can provide direct jobs to the community, such as tour guides or hotel housekeeping. Indirect employment is generated through other industries such as agriculture, food production, and retail. Visitors’ expenditure generates income for the local community and can lead to the alleviation of poverty in Portmore. Economic diversification is important to areas where there may be a concentration of environmentally damaging industries such as abondand buildings. Infrastructure development such as roads, schools, hospitals, and retail areas have the potential to benefit the local community and can aid economic development by allowing more trade and better flow of goods and services.
(2011, p. 19) reviewed the constructs that have been used in research on residents’ perception and attitudes towards tourism development. They also indicated that there are positive linkages among personal benefits from tourism development, perceived positive impacts of tourism (about economic, socio/cultural and environmental impacts), satisfaction with the community, and attitude towards additional tourism development (Ko and Stewart, 2002, p.
The existence of local wisdom can be used as a social institution in managing the development of tourism, so as to keep providing an opportunity for local society to maintain the authenticity of custom and culture, although they have interacted with the outside society. In their study, Chen (2012), discusses the socio-cultural influences of ecotourism, which integrates cultural revitalization,
This initiative will create opportunity among youth to venture into the tour operator business, thus providing healthy competition in the tourism industry. As more people venturing into the business, the better the service will be because these entrepreneurs will be competing with one another to offer the best services at the most competitive prices. Moreover, this kind of strategy helps reducing
Taking part of local people should be encouraged from the very beginning by promoting public dialogue and by enabling them to participate in the process of decision making and profit sharing (Diamantis, 2004). The primary concept for the development of community-based ecotourism is the empowerment of local people. This is only possible when ecotourism planning takes into consideration the views, the perceptions and preferences of the local wellbeing (WWF-International, 2001). Community participation in community-based ecotourism makes the project sustainable and attains the objective in
One is through responsible tourism and the other is though ecotourism. What is responsible tourism? Responsible tourism defined as tourism which can provide a better experience for the tourist and a business chance for other party in order to make their life better through improvement of socio-economic benefit and natural resource management (Spenceley, Relly, Keyser, Warmeant, McKenzie, Mataboge, Norton,
Social Benefits: Tourism uplifts the true identity of a place or a country by showcasing distinct characteristics of their ways of life, arts, history and culture and also by preservation the customs and tradition which may be at risk. Environmental benefits: Tourism provides financial support for the conservation of ecosystems and natural resource management, making the destination more authentic and desirable to tourist and also it adds more value to the local tourism. Economic Benefits: Tourism provides job opportunity to the community, such as tour guide or hotel housekeeping, travel agent, etc. Indirect Employment is generated through other industries such as agriculture, food production and retail. Tourism also helps in alleviation of poverty in mostly developing countries where tourism is the main source of income.
However two terms; pro poor tourism and sustainable tourism may overlap. Achieving social benefit is one of the aspect of sustainable tourism whereas it can be a means for pro poor tourism for poverty reduction. Advantages • It provides economic benefits; generates part time and full time employment through small and medium enterprises by selling to tourism business and tourists as well. • It generates other social benefits such as access to potable water, roads, improved access to markets, improved health facilities and educational opportunities etc. • It also creates opportunity for the poor to participate in decision making and helps to improve their livelihood by securing better access to tourists and tourism
Legislation allows the governing body in region to influence development so as to keep the process and its consequence on the proper track. This, translates to sustainable tourism, means drafts which enable rights and conditions for employees, health and safety condition for tourists and conservation of scarce resources. Throughout the scheme, South African government recognized the potential of these, thus, it has been laying conditions for operators and developers. For instance, Kruger National Park was awarded concession by ensuring the recruitment of the majority of employees from historically disadvantaged people, improving service quality and focusing large funds on conservation. This, combining with the Tourism Public Private Partnership toolkit, has proved efficient in alleviating issues related to community, power unbalance and