Introduction Tourism is an important asset of the Ghanaian economy, the fourth highest in foreign exchange earnings after cocoa, gold and remittances, and provides both direct and indirect employment. The total contribution of tourism to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017 was 6.2% (about $2.9 million) and tourism contributed to 5.3% (682,000) of the total … [Read more...] about Destination Image and Diaspora Engagement in Tourism Development: Views of the Netherlands-based Ghanaian Diaspora
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Introduction In the last years, concern for animal welfare has grown, which has led its way into the tourism industry as well (Reynolds and Braithwaite, 2001). Yet, the main focus in the literature has been on the impact of tourism on animals and their ecology (e.g. Christiansen et al., 2010; Ventre and Jett, 2015; Muyambi, 2005; INTOSAI, 2013; Green and Higginbottom, 2001) … [Read more...] about The management of free-roaming dogs in Rhodes, Greece: a multi-stakeholder approach
If there is one concept that has dominated the public debate on tourism over the last few years, it is ‘overtourism’. Anti-tourism sentiments prominently featured in the last municipal elections in Amsterdam and Barcelona. In response to this outburst, multiple practitioner oriented reports have been written to support destinations on dealing with tourism impacts (Austrian … [Read more...] about Overtourism: useful term or an overused buzzword?
Introduction Nepal has suffered from various forms of political instability since 1990: civil war related to the Maoist uprising (1996- 2006); a royal massacre in 2002; and economic blockade by India in 2015.These crises had severe impacts on the Nepalese tourism industry, and most apparently, fluctu- ations in the number of tourists visiting the country. This … [Read more...] about Political Turbulence and Destination Resilience: A Case Study of the Struggle of the Tourism Industry of Nepal amidst Political Instability
Introduction In the era of globalisation, cities are pushed into constantly increasing competition at both national and international level. Nowadays cities are regarded as complex enterprises, as they are actively using their resources to achieve higher competitiveness in the economic, social or cultural fields, to keep current and attract new economic activities, … [Read more...] about PEGIDA and the social conflict in Dresden: An investigation of the economic, social and cultural impact