Impact of Tourism on Natural Heritage Resources: A Case of Kigamboni Ward

Florian, Snees Mga (2014) Impact of Tourism on Natural Heritage Resources: A Case of Kigamboni Ward. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The main objective of this study was to investigate the impact of tourism to the natural heritage in Kigamboni ward-Dar es salaam region. Tourism is a vital source of both public as well as private income, source of foreign exchange earnings. It is one of the most important sectors in generating employment opportunities to unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled human resources. Despite of all the economic benefits, tourism can also be a threat to natural environment where the natural heritage resources exist. In order to fulfil the objectives of this study, both secondary and primary sources of data were used. Primary data was obtained from both self-administered questionnaires, structured interview protocol, Focused Group Discussions (FGDs) and observations. A total of fifty two respondents participated in this research. The study found that Tourism has both negative and positive impacts to the natural heritage resources. The study established that, negative impacts appeared to a large extent; hence the study suggests various ways to overcome the problems. According to the findings, the study concluded that, natural heritage attractions along the coast of Kigamboni present many opportunities and challenges for sustainable tourism development. Many of the attractions, however, need a great deal of work in terms of rehabilitation, management and promotion. Since different attractions are under the supervision of many different agencies, it is important to take a comprehensive approach that creates and sustains management program. The study recommends that tourism management plans have to be developed and implemented on a pilot basis which can develop into a sustainable financing mechanism for the management and protection of these important resources.

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 Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2015 11:27
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2015 11:27

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