This book aims to apply a framework that can be used to explain how tourism and destination branding in Dubai has had a great impact on the national economies of the nations surrounding the city and also the horn of Arabia. The book analyses how effective the various new developments created by the government really are, when discussing the effect of tourism on the UAE economy. It should be mentioned that not only do these developments have an impact on tourism but also on UAE’s real estate market, construction, financial markets, media and I.T, business, trade and investments. Showing that the progress in marketing for Dubai city as a holiday destination has dramatically changed development in many areas of life in the city, inspiring its neighbouring states and countries such as, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain to consider new way to promote their country as a holiday destination.
‘Ecotourism, its Regional Impact and Management Planning: A Study of North Bengal, India’ presents the topics essential for a clear understanding of ecotourism. The book embraces eight chapters. It emphasizes on the basic concepts of ecotourism and highlights the impact of ecotourism on the regional economy with several case studies. The book is the first attempt for understanding ecotourism scenario of North Bengal in a holistic way. The book is an essential core text for the students, academics, planners, administrators, researchers and other stakeholders in planning and implementation of ecotourism.
Tourism is the most important aspects for developing countries and Tanzania is benefiting from it. Both domestic and international tourism are considered to have the impact on the economy of Tanzania. This book demonstrates on the different sources of tourist’s attractions in Tanzania like Mountain Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar Islands, Northern and Southern Circuit of Tanzania. Tourism has biggest impact on poverty alleviation as compared to other growing industries and has linkages with other local enterprises; relatively labour intensive and employs high proportion of indigenous. Therefore, this book is showing the impact of tourism that could be considered as improving the lifestyle of the rural people’s economy by creating jobs and increasing incomes. This book will be very valuable to Tanzanians and foreigners because it will be educative on protecting their environment, and also will remind them that the rural tourism in Tanzania should be sustainable, friendly and environmentally sustainable, this means that tourism that meets the needs of present tourists and host regions, while protecting and enhancing opportunities for future.
Public Diplomacy is a new born concept; it was coined in 1965 by Edmund Gullion, Beyond traditional diplomacy, public diplomacy is the way governments cultivate, inform and influence foreign opinions in support of foreign policy's goals. It is all about people, nowadays foreign policy emphasizes on people and tactical approaches that strengthen relationship between governments and global audience. The Arab Gulf Public Diplomacy is at work; many gulf countries seek to promote their image through understanding, informing and influencing foreign audiences. They share the same history and culture, the same resources but not the same image. Kuwait, Dubai and Qatar fight to be the leader in the region to be powerful and to compete to be the best, and the ultimate ally of the West. They are trying to seduce the whole world to believe in their relevant roles. Huge efforts are done to shape international opinions, the three countries show a given image and each one undertakes Public Diplomacy’s programs to increase its prominence and to gain the esteem and recognition as an advocate global actor.
For many developing countries tourism is one of the main income sources and the number one export category, creating much needed employment and opportunities for development. Over the last three decades, Mauritius has experienced a rise in Tourist arrivals from 128,360 to 840,000 in 2009. The hospitality sector, which is a labour intensive sector, has largely contributed to the Mauritian economy which has as main resource its Human Capital. Using a time series data that span from 1979 to 2009, this study explores the potential contribution of tourism to employment, economic development and by ricochet, poverty alleviation using Ordinary Least squares method. Particular attention is paid to the gender-differentiated impact of tourism on the labour market. The results show that receipts from the tourism industry significantly contribute both to the current level of employment and the economic growth of Mauritius.
Through its forward and backward linkage effects, tourism facilitates employment, income to all those involved directly or indirectly with tourism industry, better standard of living of the people and revenue to the government. Besides contribution to the diversification of economic activities, it also helps in peace and stability within the nation/region and better understanding with the rest of the world. This holds good for India also.
The study investigated the impact of Zimbabwe's economic crises on tourism viability from 2000-2010. Data were collected through questionnaires, in depth interviews and document analysis and analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 13. The study revealed that tourism was negatively affected by the economic crisis. It is concluded that the economic crisis impacted on tourism viability as evidenced by the low volumes of tourists. Recommendations drawn from this research are that there is need by government to develop tourism – related sectors that include transport, infrastructure development and information communication technology. The government should make sure that airports are refurbished to attract more tourists. The need for a conducive investment climate is important for the tourism sector as it is for all other sectors of the economy.
Services present a very important component of a national economy. This book discusses services as economic activities, evaluates their impact on competitiveness and shows the areas in which services have a potential to develop and extend the competitiveness of other sectors and the national economy as a whole. A number of the EU member-states were observed for this purpose, among the transition economies of in Central Europe, selecting those with higher growth potential than the potential of the so-called old member-states. In the selected countries the changes proceeded more quickly, although according to the same market mechanisms. We can connect the impact of the business services with the multiplication effect they have in the economy, and not only with the direct output of the sectors, but we must also count the impact on connected sectors. In this consideration the services and the quality of their management have an impact on the competitiveness of the economy. The competitiveness of these economies was modeled using multidimensional scaling of selected indicators in 2003, 2005 and 2008.
The Book provides comprehensive information, so far as the history of tourism industry of Kashmir valley is concerned. Beginning with the origin and growth of tourism, the book throws light on the impact of turmoil on Kashmir tourism. The crux of the work is that turmoil has a negative impact on tourism of Kashmir. The book will help planners and policy makers in framing plans and policies in view of the current situation.
This study examines the tourism practices and evaluates the possible enhancements towards a sustainable tourism growth in the Garhwal Region. The modes of tourism are discussed broadly and suggestions are given appropriately for sustainable development of tourism. It reveals that the pilgrimage tourism has been practicing here for centuries. Presently, mass tourism as mountaineering, trekking, skiing and river rafting is being common. The practices of tourism have a significant impact on the economy as many of the small towns emerged as the major service provider centers and the economy of the region grew tremendously. But, at the same time, its impact fell badly on the environment and the tourist places and pilgrimages have received severe environmental implications. Data were taken from the secondary sources and references cited in text were well taken from the published materials. Recently there is sudden increase in number of tourist visiting Uttarakhand. It is imperative to revise the standards of service provided by tourism industry.
This study identifies the positive and negative aspects of tourism as perceived by the residents of Saidpur village, and the influence of selected variables on resident response. It is hypothesized that the perception of tourist impact varies with the distance a person lives from the tourist zone and with the resident's socio-economic status. They want their government to offer more economic incentives and eliminate any restrictive measures in order to stimulate tourism in the area. The positive attitudes of the villagers toward tourism may be a function of the incipient stage of tourism development in this area. Further study will also describe the patterns of inter-regional travel, domestic tourism and the role of tourism in developed area of developing countries. Such descriptions provide the starting point for raising policy issues about the potential for tourism to make a greater contribution to socio-economic development. Balancing economic well-being with social and environmental well-being has been mentioned as a significant consideration affecting the role of tourism in socioeconomic development.
Recently, Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) tourism development is one of the tourism diversifying strategy of Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO). In October 2009, the implementation of Mainland China and Macau Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) limited the restriction of trading in MICE services between the two places. Taking this great opportunity, the development of MICE tourism in Macau benefits from injection of foreign investments and growing awareness on the potential of MICE industry. However, previous researchers commented that the strong gaming image of Macau can be a disadvantage and the effectiveness of MGTO still needs to be improved. Other than the tourism aspects, regional collaboration with nearby Chinese provinces is crucial in building and maintaining long-term relationships. To review on the current state of MICE tourism development, the opinions of 36 experts from different sectors were collected to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of Macau. The results reveal that most of the respondents agree on the viewpoints of the criteria and aspects suggested by previous authors are applicable in Macau
This study focused on the impact of tourism on the cultural status of Cross River State, Nigeria. Data for the study were collected through questionnaire survey, interviews, field inventory and participatory rural appraisal methods. The participatory research appraisal shows that the variation in the number of tourists’ arrivals in some of the months was attributed to the availability of traditional events. The study also reveal that 24 percent of the respondents participated in traditional marriages and the Christmas festivals while 1 percent and 3 percent participated in traditional wrestling festivals and chieftaincy ceremonies. The study also observed that some socio-cultural values of the people (traditional marriages, traditional building pattern, family income, traditional landscape design, art and crafts) were positively affected by the tourists’ interaction with the host communities while other values (traditional belief system, traditional religious worship, native food, local drinks, traditional dress style, traditional legal system, level of promiscuity) were negatively affected by the interaction with the tourists’.
The central focus of this study is to analyze the effects of global financial crisis which started in 2008 on the sales performance of beer. Although it started with the trouble in the financial sector in the United States it has had contagious effects to the rest of the world and negative implications on several economies around the world, including Tanzania, largely due to the globalisation. The crisis primarily affected the developed world; during the crisis the United States economy contracted by 6% during the fourth quarter of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009 and unemployment increased to 10.2%, the highest level since 1983. The Tanzanian economy has been affected in one way or another by the global financial crisis but the significance of the effects depends on the sector of the economy. It is believed that weaker financial linkages with the rest of the world may have limited the impact of the systemic banking sector crisis that occurred in advanced economies on African economies. However, the industrial sector is considered to be much affected, therefore, the study gives a clear picture on how the industrial sector was affected especially the brewing industries.
Sikkim is one of the most fascinating states of India, where peace and tranquility know no bound, the majestic Khanhchendzonga beams over like a crowning glory. This tiny Himalayan state is widely acclaimed for its amidst spectacular terrain, snowy mountains, luxuriant forests with exotic flora and fauna, sacred lakes, pristine glaciers, cascading waterfalls, holy cave, medicinal hot springs, roaring rivers and gentle streams. Holy, holistic and hospitality is the mantra and the way of living of the Sikkimese. Sikkim offers an equally remarkable variety in human cultures with ties reaching out beyond its boundaries deep into the heart of Nepal, Tibet and even the Golden Triangle. The ethnic diversity of the state and the socio-cultural and socio-economic dynamics of the ethnic communities have inspired many social scientists to take a closer look of the people of Sikkim. This book entitled “TOURISM ON THE LAP OF HIMALAYA : SIKKIM” is about the tourism dynamics of Sikkim Himalaya, its developmental pattern, eco-friendly dimensions of tourism and development of eco-tourism, environmental impact assessment, processes disaster management and sustainable tourism planning.