Role of Local Government Authorities in Promoting Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises in Tanzania.

Sanga, Danford Ahadson (2020) Role of Local Government Authorities in Promoting Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises in Tanzania. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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An enduring problem facing local tourism sector is how to improve the growth of Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTEs) so that majority of local community realizes directly the benefits of tourism sector. Previous studies have paid much attention on liking general tourism growth at the macro scale and central government’ facilitation roles in the sector.The study therefore was set to bridge this knowledge gap. The main study objective was to assess the LGAs’ roles in promoting SMTEs growth. Guided by stakeholder’s theory and factors of production theory, the study followed a quantitative research approach and a cross-sectional survey design. The study was undertaken at Mto wa Mbu in Monduli District, Arusha region, questionnaires were used to collect data from census a total number of 232 SMTEs owners-managers. The study used multiple linear regressions for data analysis. The study findings indicated that community participation and land management have significance contribution to SMTEs growth. The study concludes that, the LGAs partially contributing to SMTEs growth. The study makes the following key contributions. First, promoting SMTEs growth is critical for local tourism and is an effective way to engage local communities in their development. Second it contributes towards enriching literature in the area of local tourism by specifically showing the influence of LGAs roles in facilitating tourism for SMTEs growth. The study recommended a review of Tourism legal framework so that LGAs part to development process of local tourism. Keywords: Stakeholders’ theory, promoting, Tourism destination and Mto wa Mbu.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 03 May 2021 11:11
Last Modified: 03 May 2021 11:11

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