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61. EAC countries to harmonize tourism operations
  Monday, February 20, 2006  by Admin
  EAC countries to harmonize tourism operations
The East African countries intend to harmonize their tourist operations.
The move will compel the partner states to charge a common tariff for tourists visiting national parks in Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya.
The programme that is expected to mature before the end of this year, is aimed at boosting the booming industry, The Financial Times has learnt.
62. Sustainable tourism - turning the tide
  Wednesday, February 15, 2006  by Admin
  There are a myriad of definitions for Sustainable Tourism, including eco-tourism, green
travel, environmentally and culturally responsible tourism, fair trade and ethical travel. The most widely accepted definition is that of the World Tourism Organisation. They define sustainable tourism as "tourism which leads to management of all resources in such a way that economic, social and aesthetic needs can be fulfilled while maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity and life support systems."
63. Tourism and biodiversity mapping tourism’s global footprint
  Wednesday, February 15, 2006  by Admin
  Tourism is often described as the world's "biggest" industry on the basis of its contribution to global gross domestic product (GDP), the number of jobs it generates, and the number of clients it serves. i.e scale of the industry and the rate at which it continues to grow present both opportunities and threats for biodiversity conservation. Biodiversity is essential to human development because of the goods and services it provides.
64. South African Tourism Industry Empowerment and Transformation: Annual Review 2002
  Wednesday, February 15, 2006  by Admin
  Tourism is one of the biggest contributors to global economic and employment growth, in both developed and developing economies. The World Travel and Tourism Council has predicted that by 2011 the industry will contribute 11% of global gross domestic product (GDP) and account for 9% of total employment, or over 260m jobs worldwide.
65. Pro-Poor Growth Strategies in Africa: Tourism: A Viable Option for Pro-Poor Growth in Africa?
  Wednesday, February 15, 2006  by Admin
  Evidence shows that growth alone is not sufficient to stop the marginalization of Africa and to improve the standards of living of its inhabitants. What is necessary for poverty reduction is a strategy of pro-poor growth in which economic growth is combined with reductions in inequality. From the analysis of the tourism industry and through the evidence shown by case studies conducted by various institutions in the last few years, it seems clear that tourism has great potentialities for poverty reduction purposes.
66. What governments can do for community tourism
  Wednesday, February 15, 2006  by Admin
  Most Southern African governments hope that tourism will contribute to national economic growth and to local development in marginalised areas. They want to promote the involvement of local people and disadvantaged communities in the tourism industry (so called 'community tourism.'), but often don't know how, or make mistakes. This leaflet draws on experience in the Region to give some ideas for what governments can and should do.
67. FCO Travel advisories the case for transparency and balance.
  Wednesday, February 15, 2006  by Admin
  We are all concerned for safety and security for ourselves and for our nearest and dearest,
whether at home or abroad. Each of us has different perceptions of what constitutes risk
to our persons and property and different preparedness to tolerate it - this is, after all,
what keeps the insurance business and stock markets going. To a greater or lesser extent,
we look to the advice provided by 'experts' and trust that their advice is grounded on
sound bases.
68. Sustainable tourism and poverty alleviation
  Wednesday, February 15, 2006  by Admin
  Total international tourist arrivals have grown from a mere 25 million in 1950 to 718
million in 2002. This represents an average annual growth rate close to 7% over this
period. The receipts generated by these arrivals have reached 474 billion US dollars in 2002, and the average annual growth rate has been even higher than that of arrivals. Perhaps more important than this growth has been the diversification of destinations that has taken place during the last 30 years or so.
69. A New Approach to Sustainable Tourism Development: Moving Beyond Environmental
  Wednesday, February 15, 2006  by Admin
  Tourism is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world. It is an increasingly important source of income, employment and wealth in many countries. However, its rapid expansion has also had detrimental environmental (and socio-cultural) impact in many regions. In this DESA discussion paper, I examine the main economic benefits and environmental impact of tourism, and review the development of the international sustainable tourism agenda.
70. Tourism - measuring impact on the poor
  Wednesday, February 15, 2006  by Admin
  Before September 11th, tourism was the world's largest industry ($3.6 trillion), employing 200 million people, accounting for one in every twelve jobs and transporting nearly 700 million
international travellers every year. For developing countries, tourism is an increasingly important foreign exchange earner. Strategies to protect livelihoods in vulnerable destinations from the adverse effects on tourism of political and natural disasters were already called for before September 11th and are even more essential now.
71. Ecotourism and other forms of tourism
  Wednesday, February 15, 2006  by Admin
  As presented in the previous chapter, scholars have defined ecotourism in various ways, although the essence of each definition is more or less the same. The characteristics of ecotourists and principles of ecotourism have been also described. The principles of ecotourism developed by the International Ecotourism Society (TIES) are presented hereunder (Shrestha and Walinga, 2003)
72. Industry for the World’s Poor
  Wednesday, February 15, 2006  by Admin
  Pro-Poor Tourism: Harnessing the World's Largest
Tourism is one of the world's largest industries, generating an estimated 11% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), employing 200 million people and transporting nearly 700 million international travellers per year – a figure that is expected to double by 2020. Developing countries currently have only a minority share of the international tourism market (approximately 30%) but this is growing.
73. Tourism Liberalization, Gender and the GATS, IGTN
  Wednesday, February 15, 2006  by Admin
  Tourism is one of the oldest areas of economic activity to be covered under the WTO’s General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). Tourism and travel related services account for about 11% of World GDP and employ about 200 million people worldwide. They also represent 34% of world service exports (UNESCO Courier, 1997). Furthermore, given that there are about 700 million international travellers per year,
74. tourism2006 - Opportunities and Partnerships in Southern Africa
  Thursday, January 19, 2006  by Admin
  The tourism2006 Investors forum will provide an opportunity to develop Business Partnerships in tourism for Tourism Project Promoters from Tanzania. The forum is organized by SADC in partnership with the EU-SADC Investment Promotion Programme (ESIPP).
75. Inflated park fees fail to deter tourists
  Tuesday, January 17, 2006  by Admin
  An increase of the entry fees by almost 100 per cent into Serengeti and Kilimanjaro national parks, with effect from January 2006, has proved to be an unsuccessful measure with regard to controlling the tourist flows into the respective parks, The Express has learnt.
Tanzania National Parks Authorities as well as Tanzania Association of Tour Operators admitted that the move to raise the entry fees for these two of Tanzanias national parks ...

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