The impact of tourism activities to the local community: A case of Mto wa Mbu ward in Monduli district

Mungure, Samwel Elisha (2015) The impact of tourism activities to the local community: A case of Mto wa Mbu ward in Monduli district. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This work evaluated the impact of tourism activities to the local community in Mto wa Mbu ward in Monduli district. The growth and development of tourism in Tanzania bring positive and negative impacts to the local communities. The objectives of the study were to identify the various tourism activities in the study area, to assess the impact of tourism activities to the local communities in Mto wa Mbu ward and to explore challenges facing local people participating in tourism activities in Mto wa Mbu ward. Another objective was, to evaluate measures used to curb challenges facing local people in participating in tourism activities in Mto wa Mbu ward. In this study, both primary data and secondary data were used to collect data from the respondents where by 157 respondents was selected as a sample size was used SPSS, content analysis and Excel was used to analyze data generated for this study. Impacts of tourism are basically the consequences of either the development of the tourism industry or the presence of tourist activities in the area. These impacts occur as a result of interaction between the host and the tourists. The finding identifying main tourism activities undertaken in Mto wa Mbu which are agro tourism, nature walking, cycling, visiting Mto wa Mbu cultural tourism and business in Masai central market. Also the findings reveal that tourism activities in Mto wa Mbu had significant effect in local communities and tourism activities had significant effect on the sustainability of the host communities economically socially and environmentally. Public participation and involvement must be encouraged by tourism developers and planners to ensure the sustainability of tourism activities and development in the community. In conclusion, it is important to promote tourism more in a sustainable way so as to increase positive impact and minimize negative impact to the local community.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Tourism and Hospitality
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:04
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:04
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1465

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