Leisure and tourism
Deliberate on the statement: tourism is the cause of more harm than good
...Tourism affects almost all spheres of country’s life where it is one of the main source of profit. This paper is going to discuss the issues that are caused by tourism activity, positive and negative.
If we look at the MEDC Spain and the Costas, tourism has been very economically successful . 10% GNP is generated by tourism and in Majorcan 60% GNP (85% if you include construction). As well until the development of tourism, Andalusia’s economy was dependent on agriculture which only offered limited returns. The infrastructure was also poorly developed. Most of the wealth was centred on Seville, the region’s capital. Again tourism has brought problems economically . It did lead to a measure of prosperity to the coast but only in unskilled occupations. It also drained labour from the interior with abandonment of Land. The ecwaves hitting the beach directly. In addition scomb Reserve preserving 100 threatened jaguars and the Community Baboon Sanctuary for threatened Black Howler monkey species...
The Case of Development of One Chosen Tourist Destination
...The resort that I have chosen to look at as a tourist destination to re develop is Banjul. Banjul is one of the smallest capital cities in the African continent and has a population of just 50,000 approx. Banjul has somewhat of a unique location as it is almost an island within a country, it is situated between the ocean and the mouth of the Gambian river that runs through all of the Gambia. Banjul is separated from the mainland by a narrow creek.
The reason I have chosen Banjul as my resort to look at is the fact that this resort and the country of the Gambia itself is one of the poorest nations in the world and responsible tourism development within the country would benefit the local people economically and improve the standard of life for the local inhabitants. The first thing that I would look at is what this resort had to offer to potential tourists and how to make this resort an attractive tourist destination. The climate of the Gambia like many African destinations can offer the tourist winter sun. Gambia has a tropical climate and the hot, but sometimes rainy, season is from June to November, The cooler but often dryer season is from November to May (CIA – The world factbook). The best time for tourists to travel to the Gambia is probably between November and March as conditions are dry and sunny but still relatively cool due to the Harmattan wind that blows from the Sahara desert...
Tourism Development in Indonesia
...Indonesia is located on over 13,000 islands and has over 17 percent of the earth’s species. Roughly and conservatively, Indonesia houses about 11 percent of flowering plant species, 12 percent of the world’s mammals, 17 percent of all birds, and at least 37 percent the world’s fish.
Since its independence, the government of Indonesia has exploited the natural resources of country to fuel “development”. Minerals and oil are heavily extracted; forest have been cleared and cut down. The development—which emphasizes very much on economic growth—has neglected almost all aspects other than economic growth. Until the late 1980s, the focus of the development had been on import substitution, and after that on developing export oriented industries. Hence, development in Indonesia means nothing more than industrialization. Moreover, industrialization in Indonesia has been focused on manufacturing.
As stated in its long-term plan of development, Indonesia started its development by boosting the agriculture to be self-sufficient in food, and at the same time, establishing the foundations for industrialization. After completing the phase of developing its secondary (manufacturing) industry, the country moved forward to tertiary (service) industry. Relying on this concept on the early 1990s, Indonesia promoted the development of service industries. The most prominent sector in this industry is tourism...
Sustainable Tourism Development in the Caribbean
...Harris, Griffin, Williams (2002 p.10) describes sustainability as “finding the right balance between the need for development and the need for environmental protection.” Hall, Lew (1998 p.123) alleges “Sustainability is the over development of destinations, with the eventual decline of the conditions that first attracted travelers.” They continue to state that “the past holds the key to the future”. Hall, Lew (1998 p.34)
Ford-Warner (1999 http://www.onecaribbean.com) explains tourism is the largest industry in the world. The Caribbean accounts for approximately 3% of world tourism arrivals. Twenty-five percent of its population are employed in the industry. Jayawardena (2002) Claims, The Caribbean's Gross Domestic product (GDP) is approximately 25%, therefore the Caribbean is inevitably, vastly dependent on tourism as an income. The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has been set up to monitor tourism development within the 34 Caribbean islands and protects their natural environment. Ford-Warner (1999) states the CTO main objective is “to provide its members the service and information necessary, for the development of sustainable tourism for the economic and social benefits of Caribbean people.” ...