The Role of Natives in Development of Domestic Tourism in Morogoro Region, Tanzania: Perception and Attitudes

Rangi, Wambuka (2019) The Role of Natives in Development of Domestic Tourism in Morogoro Region, Tanzania: Perception and Attitudes. International Conference on the Future of Tourism (ICFT). pp. 1-14. ISSN 2507-7872

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Abstract

The tourism industry is one of fast growing industry in Tanzania and is said to contributes 17.5 percent of Tanzania's gross domestic product in 2016 (Tanzania invest, 2017) and constitute 11.0 percent of the country's labor force (1,189,300 jobs) in 2013 (World Tourism and Travel Council 2013).However the performance of tourism industry in Tanzania has been depending much on the foreign tourists i.e. Domestic tourists in Tanzania are estimated at half a million a year with an annual growth rate of less than 5 percent, while close to 600 000 foreign tourists visited the country last year (Mbani, 2016). Despite of the measures taken by various relevant authorities such as TANAPA and TTB to promote domestic tourism in Tanzania, the sector is improving at sluggish motion. Therefore studying on the role of natives in the development of domestic tourism in Tanzania specifically in Morogoro is crucial as it will provide an insight on how the natives perceive the domestic tourism, challenges encounter domestic tourists and lasts being able to gather the natives’s opinion on development of domestic tourism This is qualitative study involving 24 respondents in a two focused group discussions created basing on age groups. The expected findings will provide the news ways to measures towards domestic industry improvement. Keywords: Domestic tourism, Role, Natives

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Tourism and Hospitality
Depositing User: Mr Mugisha Kafuma
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2020 12:17
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2020 12:17
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2383

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