Poverty alleviation is currently a major concern for many developing countries, including Mauritius. During the last decades of economic reforms in Mauritius, there has been a rapid rate in the tourism sector in terms of tourism activities, tourism arrivals and tourism earnings. Tourism is claimed as another major industry for poverty alleviation, with its diverse advantages. These include creation of work opportunities, boosting up of sales of different goods and services, among others. The industry is an important let-in for the much needed foreign exchange. For itself tourism as an industry can play very important roles on economic, improved livelihoods and socio-cultural development that are vital for poverty alleviation. However, tourism is a complicated industry, which is driven by the private sector and often by large international companies, which may have little or no interest in alleviation of poverty among the local citizens. It is possible that tourism earnings remain outside the destination country due to leakages. Hence tourism can cause negative impacts such as environmental issues, and immoral behaviors including prostitution.
English for Tourism and Hospitality in Higher Education Studies The Garnet Education English for Specific Academic Purposes series won the Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union English Language Book Award in 2009. English for Tourism and...
The tourism is travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. The popular tourist destinations of the third world are paying their heavy investment in the same. While, most third world countries have waken to the fact that existing tourism is a show run by the multinational companies of the first world.Ecotourism is a form of tourism that involves visiting natural areas - in the remote wilderness or urban environments. Ecotourism is Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well being of localpeople. Excessive or unmanaged adversely affect ecotourism sites, both culturally and ecologically. How to best manage ecotourism and the appropriate levels of visitation and development can only be determined at the site after formulating management objectives.Excessive or unmanaged adversely affect ecotourism sites, both culturally and ecologically.Excessive or unmanaged adversely affect ecotourism sites, both culturally and ecologically.Strong government and local controls are often necessary to ensure that tourism practices by the private sector are environmentally and culturally sustainable.
Tourism: Economic Driver of Development, Southeast Asian Experience is a vital reading for those seeking to understand the experiences of Southeast Asian Countries in the context of tourism. The text is divided into two parts. Part 1 includes an overview of tourism. Part 2 on the other hand, explores the experiences of the Asian countries. The major areas addressed in part 2 are: a. ) Country Profile. This includes discussion of the culture, geography, population, religion and economy of a particular country. b.) Tourism industry in Asia. This part covers the status of the tourism sector, policies implemented, programs and projects launched to promote the country as a tourist destination. c.) Tourism as a driver of economic development. This part focuses on the impacts of tourism sector to gross domestic product and employment. d.) Tourism statistics per country. This portion gives a picture of the performance of a country through discussion of some tourism indicators. Further, this section shows the growth and competitiveness of the tourism industry. e. ) Top tourist destinations of a country. This topic explores the top tourist destination of a particular country.
‘The status of tourism in Dhemaji district of Assam, India’ is a research based book. It covers almost all aspects of tourism in Dhemaji, a district of Assam, India with unparallel diversity of both nature and culture. The book addresses the local issues of tourism. It deals with tourist recourses, tourism potentiality of Dhemaji along with formulation of strategies for future tourism promotion in Dhemaji. The Dhemaji district of Assam has tremendous potentiality for the development of tourism which is already recognized as fastest growing service sector of the economy of India. The Dhemaji district concerned authority and the Assam Tourism Development Corporation along with the government of Assam has taken up some initiative to improve the condition of the tourism industry in this part of Assam. This book will surely assist as a guide to the people who wants to visit this place and also fulfill the needs of further researchers, tourism planners and policy makers.
Until recently, Romance tourism in developing countries is often examine from western perspectives. Thus, the book explored romance tourism from an African male’s viewpoint and the motivations for black males’ participation in romance tourism especially considering the traditional and cultural attitude of Africans towards sex and sexual relationships between young men and older women. The book shows that romance tourism is a very complex phenomenon and revealed the inherent power relations in romance tourism. It asserts that western female tourists employed racial, class and economic powers to exploit black males in the relationship. It also reveals that beach boys in Ghana are not economically empowered in their relationship with western female tourists in romance tourism. The book affirms that there are so many similarities between romance tourism and sex tourism than there are differences. The book also revealed that the desire for money and material advantage powerfully influenced black males’ participation in romance tourism rather than the desire to migrate to the west.
This work results from the literature review on quality of life and tourism areas and also from an exploratory study among residents, focusing on an emergent rural tourism area, with five small villages, in the municipality of Loule, located in the Algarve, one of the most internationally well-known Portuguese destinations.Exploratory data were processed through a qualitative approach and the results show that residents have consistently positive attitudes towards tourism and the perceived economical, social cultural and environmental impact influence residents'' attitudes towards tourism and tourism development. Additionally residents'' perceived well-being and quality of life seems to be mainly determined by factors not related to tourism phenomenon, although we can recognize some influences on the perception of tourism on this evaluation for some residents groups. This investigation adopts the residents'' point of view in the assessment of their own quality of life, considering, among other variables, the material, community, emotional and health and safety well-being dimensions, the tourism development stage of the area and the importance of the perceived tourism impacts.
English for International Tourism is the first multi-level series designed specifically for the hotel and tourism industry! This course focuses on the grammar, vocabulary, and skills needed for professional communication in this fast-paced industry.
After the advent of the 'Green Revolution' and the introduction with it of chemical farming and high fertilizer response hybrids, several changes came about in agricultural practices.As a result, pest and diseases attacks on crops increased to a great extent.The chemical pesticides and fertilizers polluted the natural environment in various ways causing a lot of health hazards. the only solution to these myriad problems is to convert to organic methods of cultivation. Agro - climate conditions in India and our agricultural biodiversity are conducive to organic agriculture and, hence, offer tremendous scope for cultivation of a wide range of organic products. This book provides reliable information on principles and practices of organic food production and will be highly useful for students, teachers, researchers, botanists and agriculturists.
The book is intended to provide a much deeper understanding of agile principles, methodologies, and practices to enable project managers to develop a more agile approach and understand how to blend and tailor agile and traditional principles, methodologies, and practices to create an appropriate balance of control and agility to fit a business environment as well as the risks and complexities of any individual project. The book will also provide business managers and leaders an understanding of how to fit agile methodologies into an overall business strategy that provides the right balance of control and agility for their business.
The contrast between the theory and practice of Islamic banking is generally acknowledged by many scholars. After more than three decades in operation, the rapid growth of the Islamic banking industry is, in reality being driven by the application of the debt-like contracts (e.g. murabahah and ijarah) rather than the profit and loss sharing contracts (e.g. mudarabah and musharakah). As the adaptation of the former contracts creates "unauthentic" Islamic financial products, many have questioned their compliance with shariah principles. The present study analyses this issue by examining the application of mudarabah rules in Malaysian Islamic banking practices. It evaluates the extent to which the current practices fulfil the principles and the ethical framework of the mudarabah contract as propounded by the classical jurists. The study also analyses the justifications of Malaysian shariah scholars for modification of the doctrine, adapting it to the modern banking business.
Case Study Research: Principles and Practices aims to provide a general understanding of the case study method as well as specific tools for its successful implementation. These tools can be utilized in all fields where the case study method is prominent, including business, anthropology, communications, economics, education, medicine, political science, social work, and sociology. Topics include the definition of a 'case study,' the strengths and weaknesses of this distinctive method, strategies for choosing cases, an experimental template for understanding research design, and the role of singular observations in case study research. It is argued that a diversity of approaches - experimental, observational, qualitative, quantitative, ethnographic - may be successfully integrated into case study research. This book breaks down traditional boundaries between qualitative and quantitative, experimental and nonexperimental, positivist and interpretivist.
William Cecil Duncan (1824 - 1864) was an American clergyman. In 1847 he moved to New Orleans and established Southwestern Baptist Chronicle, a religious weekly. Among his works are "Life of John the Baptist," based on a monograph by Von Rohden (New York, 1853);"History of the Baptists for the First Two Centuries of the Christian Era" (1857); and "The Tears of Jesus" (1859). A Brief History of the Baptists and Their Distinctive Principles and Practices is written in a style that is easily understood by the layperson. It is an excellent history of the beginnings of the Baptist denomination.
Advertising is at the heart of any business success. Successful advertising is all about building a connection between a brand and its consumers. The primary mission of advertisers is to reach prospective customers and influence their awareness, attitudes and buying behavior. This book expounds on the principles and practices of advertising in a modern society. It also expounds on the rudiments of advertising as well as the contemporary trends and strategies in the advertising industry. This book will be advantageous to brand communication and integrated marketing communication students and experts.
The most complete guide available to help professionals sharpen their accounting and business skills. This unique reference features a logically structured framework that details accounting practices step-by-step, as well as all the newest innovations in the field. This new edition includes a complete copy of the Land's End Annual Report, which the authors have integrated throughout the text.